De Loose and Weyers Gynecological Surgery (2017) 14:24 Gynecological Surgery DOI 10.1186/s10397-017-1028-y SHORT COMMUNICATION Open Access A laparoscopic training model for surgical trainees 1,2* 2 J. De Loose and S. Weyers Introduction Instructions Laparoscopic training is indispensable in nearly all surgi- Firstly, the cardboard box is cut in a way that leaves a cal disciplines. Nowadays, laparoscopic skills are mostly construction resembling a slanted roof (see Fig. 1). This taught by simulation models [1, 2]. Training simulators is possible by making an oblique cut over one side of the allow trainees to gain experience and skills in a safe and box and its opposite side. The resulting large oblique easily accessible manner. Commercially available simula- plane will become the upper work space where the in- tors, however, are expensive and often impractical be- struments go in and the tablet rests on. This surface cause usage is limited in place and time. In this article, should ideally make an angle of 35° to 45° with the table we provide directions to easily build a personal training in order to have optimal vision when exercising. module with a cardboard box, a tablet (ex. iPad), and Secondly, a large opening is to
Gynecological Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 2, 2017
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