A Pilot Study on Training Simulator Efficacy

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Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Laparoscopic Surgery
Simulation Training
Medical Education

Treatments

Other: LapSim exam
Other: LapSim training

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05436899
LapSim training program

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to plan an effective learning path in minimally invasive thoracic and general surgery with a virtual training simulator for trainees and to assess the improvement of residents' surgical skills by the introduction of this virtual training program.

Full description

All thoracic and general surgery trainees at the first and second year of residency will be randomized in two groups: A) trainees undergoing an intensive (twice a week) virtual training program and B) those undergoing a non-intensive virtual training program (once a week). The virtual training program will be organized in 4 modules, each of 12 weeks and, according to the training simulator instructions, for each surgical skill there are predetermined goals to be achieved by the trainee. Data about duration of surgical maneuvers and type and number of mistakes made by the trainee at each training session will be collected and compared with those of the same trainee at the previous session; this will assess the number of training sessions required to achieve the training simulator predetermined goals. Moreover, the same data will be registered at the beginning and at the end of each courses to compare the two groups of trainees (intensive vs non-intensive program).

Enrollment

36 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

24+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Trainees at the first and second year of residency in thoracic or general surgery

Exclusion criteria

  • Fully trained surgeons
  • Persons who are not trainees at year of specialization higher than the second

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

36 participants in 2 patient groups

Intensive training group
Experimental group
Description:
Participants in this group will undergo an intensive virtual training program twice a week
Treatment:
Other: LapSim training
Other: LapSim exam
Non-Intensive training group
Active Comparator group
Description:
Participants in this group will undergo a non-intensive virtual training program once a week
Treatment:
Other: LapSim training
Other: LapSim exam

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Andrea Imperatori

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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