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Cirugía y cirujanos

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SALAZAR-ALARCON, Jorge L. et al. Intensive vascular training for the non-vascular surgeon. Cir. cir. [online]. 2021, vol.89, n.3, pp.314-320.  Epub Nov 03, 2021. ISSN 2444-054X.


In most emergency services in Peru there is no vascular surgeon, the general surgeon having to solve the vascular problems. General surgeons need to be trained in vascular management, especially those life-threatening conditions.


To share the results of the first course of vascular surgery for the non-vascular surgeon and the level of satisfaction of the participating students.


The training course used five simulation models distributed in five practical sessions. At the end of the course, the students were evaluated using the OSATS (Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills) scale and the arterial anastomosis time was measured; Additionally, the level of satisfaction of the course was evaluated.


12 students participated, 8 met the inclusion criteria, the mean age was 39.9 years, the OSATS score was 19 (± 2.1) and the anastomosis time 17.6 (± 7.9) minutes. The level of overall course satisfaction was 31.05, there were no significant differences between the satisfaction of the different practical sessions (p = 0.85). The Cronbach's alpha for the survey was 0.96 (Excellent).


The intensive vascular training course combines different surgical scenarios based on simulation. The level of satisfaction of the course and the reliability of the survey "perception of simulation practices" were excellent.

Keywords : Basic course; Vascular surgery; Surgical training; Simulation; Medical education.

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