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Neurosurgical training with a novel cervical spine simulator: posterior foraminotomy and laminectomy.
Neurosurgery 2013; 73 Suppl 1:94-9N

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Neurosurgical residents have traditionally been instructed on surgical techniques and procedures through an apprenticeship model. Currently, there has been research and interest in expanding the neurosurgical education model.

OBJECTIVE

To establish a posterior cervical decompression educational curriculum with a novel cervical simulation model.

METHODS

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons developed a simulation committee to explore and develop simulation-based models. The educational curriculum was developed to have didactic and technical components with the incorporation of simulation models. Through numerous reiterations, a posterior cervical decompression model was developed and a 2-hour education curriculum was established.

RESULTS

Individual's level of training varied, with 5 postgraduate year (PGY) 2 participants, 1 PGY-3 participant, 2 PGY-5 participants, and 1 attending, with the majority being international participants (6 of 9, 67%). Didactic scores overall improved (7 of 9, 78%). The technical scores of all participants improved from 11 to 24 (mean, 14.1) to 19 to 25 (mean, 22.4). Overall, in the posterior cervical decompression simulator, there was a significant improvement in the didactic scores (P = .005) and the technical scores (P = .02).

CONCLUSION

The posterior cervical decompression simulation model appears to be a valuable tool in educating neurosurgery residents in the aspects of this procedure. The combination of a didactic and technical assessment is a useful teaching strategy in terms of educational development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

*Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ‡Department of Neurosurgery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; §Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24051891

Citation

Harrop, James, et al. "Neurosurgical Training With a Novel Cervical Spine Simulator: Posterior Foraminotomy and Laminectomy." Neurosurgery, vol. 73 Suppl 1, 2013, pp. 94-9.
Harrop J, Rezai AR, Hoh DJ, et al. Neurosurgical training with a novel cervical spine simulator: posterior foraminotomy and laminectomy. Neurosurgery. 2013;73 Suppl 1:94-9.
Harrop, J., Rezai, A. R., Hoh, D. J., Ghobrial, G. M., & Sharan, A. (2013). Neurosurgical training with a novel cervical spine simulator: posterior foraminotomy and laminectomy. Neurosurgery, 73 Suppl 1, pp. 94-9. doi:10.1227/NEU.0000000000000103.
Harrop J, et al. Neurosurgical Training With a Novel Cervical Spine Simulator: Posterior Foraminotomy and Laminectomy. Neurosurgery. 2013;73 Suppl 1:94-9. PubMed PMID: 24051891.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neurosurgical training with a novel cervical spine simulator: posterior foraminotomy and laminectomy. AU - Harrop,James, AU - Rezai,Ali R, AU - Hoh,Daniel J, AU - Ghobrial,George M, AU - Sharan,Ashwini, PY - 2013/9/21/entrez PY - 2013/9/27/pubmed PY - 2014/4/23/medline SP - 94 EP - 9 JF - Neurosurgery JO - Neurosurgery VL - 73 Suppl 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical residents have traditionally been instructed on surgical techniques and procedures through an apprenticeship model. Currently, there has been research and interest in expanding the neurosurgical education model. OBJECTIVE: To establish a posterior cervical decompression educational curriculum with a novel cervical simulation model. METHODS: The Congress of Neurological Surgeons developed a simulation committee to explore and develop simulation-based models. The educational curriculum was developed to have didactic and technical components with the incorporation of simulation models. Through numerous reiterations, a posterior cervical decompression model was developed and a 2-hour education curriculum was established. RESULTS: Individual's level of training varied, with 5 postgraduate year (PGY) 2 participants, 1 PGY-3 participant, 2 PGY-5 participants, and 1 attending, with the majority being international participants (6 of 9, 67%). Didactic scores overall improved (7 of 9, 78%). The technical scores of all participants improved from 11 to 24 (mean, 14.1) to 19 to 25 (mean, 22.4). Overall, in the posterior cervical decompression simulator, there was a significant improvement in the didactic scores (P = .005) and the technical scores (P = .02). CONCLUSION: The posterior cervical decompression simulation model appears to be a valuable tool in educating neurosurgery residents in the aspects of this procedure. The combination of a didactic and technical assessment is a useful teaching strategy in terms of educational development. SN - 1524-4040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24051891/Neurosurgical_training_with_a_novel_cervical_spine_simulator:_posterior_foraminotomy_and_laminectomy_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article-lookup/doi/10.1227/NEU.0000000000000103 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -