Acquisition of laparoscopic surgical skills in a district general hospital.

Citation data:

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISSN: 1364-6893, Vol: 28, Issue: 1, Page: 86-8

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
https://ecommons.aku.edu/eastafrica_fhs_mc_obstet_gynaecol/111
PMID:
18259907
DOI:
10.1080/01443610701811779
Author(s):
Murage, Alfred; Crichton, F.
Publisher(s):
Informa UK Limited
Tags:
Medicine; Minimal access surgery; training; skills; Obstetrics and Gynecology
article description
Minimal access surgery (MAS) has become an essential skill in contemporary gynaecological surgical practice. This survey was carried out to assess the current state of basic laparoscopic surgical training in a District Hospital setting. Potential areas of improvement were identified for increasing trainees' experience. It is hoped that this survey, albeit in a single unit, may reflect experiences in other units and thus encourage further discussion and analysis in this important component of training.