Accession Number:

ADA612985

Title:

Use of Performance Measures to Evaluate, Document Competence and Deterioration of Advanced Surgical Skills Exposure for Trauma (ASSET) Surgical Skills

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Feb 2013-15 Feb 2014

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Report Date:

2014-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

230.0

Abstract:

To address the decline in training programs and practice in exposing major vascular structure to control traumatic hemorrhage, the American College of Surgeons introduced a cadaver-based course to review the necessary surgical anatomy, procedure, skills, and techniques for rapid vascular exposure. A retrospective analysis of self-reported confidence in surgical procedures from 600 ASSET course participants showed that there was significant improvement in confidence after taking the ASSET course. An objective metric tool for assessing surgical skill has been developed through audio video recording 10 Expert and 10 Novice surgeons thinking out loud to determine discriminating criteria in surgical skill and technique. An analysis of 80 video clips determined that these criteria significantly discriminated Expert from Novice surgeons

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE