Virtual operating room for team training in surgery. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Humans
  • New York
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

MeSH Major

  • Computer Simulation
  • General Surgery
  • Operating Rooms
  • Patient Care Team

abstract

  • We proposed to develop a novel virtual reality (VR) team training system. The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of creating a VR operating room to simulate a surgical crisis scenario and evaluate the simulator for construct and face validity. We modified ICE STORM (Integrated Clinical Environment; Systems, Training, Operations, Research, Methods), a VR-based system capable of modeling a variety of health care personnel and environments. ICE STORM was used to simulate a standardized surgical crisis scenario, whereby participants needed to correct 4 elements responsible for loss of laparoscopic visualization. The construct and face validity of the environment were measured. Thirty-three participants completed the VR simulation. Attendings completed the simulation in less time than trainees (271 vs 201 seconds, P = .032). Participants felt the training environment was realistic and had a favorable impression of the simulation. All participants felt the workload of the simulation was low. Creation of a VR-based operating room for team training in surgery is feasible and can afford a realistic team training environment. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • September 2015

has subject area

  • Computer Simulation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • General Surgery
  • Humans
  • New York
  • Operating Rooms
  • Patient Care Team
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.01.024

PubMed ID

  • 26054660

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 585

end page

  • 590

volume

  • 210

number

  • 3