V9-07: Fast but not furious - Improve your surgical skills for the race against time during robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy using a validated perfused training model
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We present an updated version of our previously validated robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) training model. That includes the reconstructive part of the procedure in addition to the tumor excision component.
For this pilot series, participants were recruited as novice (zero console cases), intermediate (one, but
The 13 participants included 7 novices, 2 intermediates, and 4 experts. Overall, surgeons rated the training model as "very realistic" (median visual analogue score (VAS) 8/10) (face validity). Expert surgeons rated it as an "extremely useful" training tool for residents and attendings (median VAS 9/10) (content validity). Experts outscored all others on overall performance (p
Our perfused RAPN training model has demonstrated face, content and construct validity. Herewith tumors of any complexity and reconstruction can be simulated without patients at risk. In addition, the easy to build up, reproducible and cheap model can be used e.g. within a residency training program to objectives evaluate individual learning curves and to differentiate distinct surgical skills.