Impact of Urology Simulation Boot Camp in improving the endoscopic instrument knowledge
BAUS ePoster online library. Rajpal S. 06/28/16; 131913; P4-12
Mr. Sanjay Rajpal
Mr. Sanjay Rajpal
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Objective

Education and training of surgeons has traditionally focused on the development of individual knowledge, technical skills, and decision-making. The knowledge about endoscopic instruments is one of the core elements of urological training. We assessed the pre-course knowledge of newly appointed urology trainee and the impact of boot camp in improving their knowledge.

Methods

Sixteen newly appointed specialty trainees in urology took part in a pilot 5-day urology simulation boot camp. One of the modules looked at the trainee’s knowledge about common endoscopic instruments in urology. Delegates were first asked to identify and assemble instruments followed by one-to-one teaching about instruments. An Objective Structured Assessment Tool (OSAT) was used to assess their knowledge and assembly of cystoscope, resectoscope and optical urethrotome; before and at the end of the course.

Results

The proportion of trainees with good pre-course knowledge about cystoscope, resectoscope and urethrotome was 93%, 64% and 19% respectively. Post-course, all participants were able to identify and assemble the cystoscope and resectoscope sets. Despite the complexity of urethrotome assembly nearly all trainees (90%) attained confidence post-course. This shows that the urology boot camp significantly improved the equipment knowledge of urology trainees.

Trainee Competency

 

Pre-Course (%)

Post-Course (%)

Cystoscope

Identify

95

100

Assembly

90

100

Resectoscope

Identify

70

100

Assembly

58

100

Urethrotome

Identify

24

95

Assembly

15

90

 

Conclusion

This urology boot camp has addressed gaps in the trainee’s core equipment knowledge and guided them to improve their knowledge with respect to identification and assembly of cystoscope, resectoscope and urethrotome.

P4-12

Objective

Education and training of surgeons has traditionally focused on the development of individual knowledge, technical skills, and decision-making. The knowledge about endoscopic instruments is one of the core elements of urological training. We assessed the pre-course knowledge of newly appointed urology trainee and the impact of boot camp in improving their knowledge.

Methods

Sixteen newly appointed specialty trainees in urology took part in a pilot 5-day urology simulation boot camp. One of the modules looked at the trainee’s knowledge about common endoscopic instruments in urology. Delegates were first asked to identify and assemble instruments followed by one-to-one teaching about instruments. An Objective Structured Assessment Tool (OSAT) was used to assess their knowledge and assembly of cystoscope, resectoscope and optical urethrotome; before and at the end of the course.

Results

The proportion of trainees with good pre-course knowledge about cystoscope, resectoscope and urethrotome was 93%, 64% and 19% respectively. Post-course, all participants were able to identify and assemble the cystoscope and resectoscope sets. Despite the complexity of urethrotome assembly nearly all trainees (90%) attained confidence post-course. This shows that the urology boot camp significantly improved the equipment knowledge of urology trainees.

Trainee Competency

 

Pre-Course (%)

Post-Course (%)

Cystoscope

Identify

95

100

Assembly

90

100

Resectoscope

Identify

70

100

Assembly

58

100

Urethrotome

Identify

24

95

Assembly

15

90

 

Conclusion

This urology boot camp has addressed gaps in the trainee’s core equipment knowledge and guided them to improve their knowledge with respect to identification and assembly of cystoscope, resectoscope and urethrotome.

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