· Explains educational principles and jargons in a clear and easy to
understand manner with the help of schematic diagrams and charts
· Provides training tools for all those involved with training and education in minimal access surgery
· Written by a international team of experts
There is well established and robust evidence to support the benefits of laparoscopic surgery in terms of better pain control, fewer complications and shorter length of stay with an earlier return to work. Hence, there is now widespread adoption of laparoscopic techniques in many surgical specialties including colorectal and morbid obesity surgery across the world. Training in Minimal Access Surgery provides a broad overview on training in Minimal Access Surgery with expert opinions from leaders in the field clarifying the definitions and terminology related to competence and accreditation. It also provides expert advice on how to set up a training unit and explores the role and impact of all types of simulations on training including virtual reality simulation. How to design a competency-based training curriculum in advanced laparoscopic surgery is also explored along with in depth examination of the role of assessment and competency based accreditation. Training in Minimal Access Surgery is a valuable resource for all health care professionals who are involved in training and education in Minimal Access Surgery including trainers and supervisors.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Definitions and terminology in training and education.- Chapter 2:Setting up a training unit in MAS.- Chapter 3: Simulation and training in MAS.- Chapter 4: Training curriculum in MAS.- Chapter 5: Accreditation in MAS.- Chapter 6:Evidence and Ethics in training.- Chapter 7: Assessment and training.- Chapter 8: Teaching the teachers (TT) in MAS.- Chapter 9: Training on new techniques and Robotic surgery in MAS.- Chapter 10: Challenges with training in MAS.