Serkan Kahyaoglu1*, Inci Kahyaoglu2 and Ilker Sengul3
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, Turkey 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Education and Research Hospital, Turkey 3Department of General Surgery, Giresun University, TurkeyFulltext PDF
Objective: Pelvitrainers designed for improving laparoscopic surgical skills have high cost and sophisticated equipment. Virtual reality laparoscopic trainers which are valid tools for laparoscopic skills training have been found to improve laparoscopic clinical competence and they should be implemented in the comprehensive training curriculum in gynecology. Such trainers are mostly unattainable for residents. Homemade webcam systems are comparable in function to the more elaborate video trainer and furthermore, the webcam system also allows instant recording and review of techniques. Design: Furthermore, complicated laparoscopic trainers have limited access for residents because of time and place limitations so laparoscopic skill cannot be achieved perfectly without having enough time period for training. A simple low cost laparoscopic box trainer has been designed to overcome this handicap. Conclusion: All the equipment used for this box trainer cost 40 US dollars except computer and laparoscopic instruments. This training system is portable and easy to connect for training purposes.
Laparoscopic surgery; Clinical skill; Education; Internship and residency; Box trainer; COVID-19
Kahyaoglu S, Kahyaoglu I, Sengul I. A Simple Low Cost Laparoscopic Box Trainer Using a 5 Megapixel Web Camera: An Easily Available Training Tool at Home for Residents and Medical Students during COVID-19 Pandemic. J Surg Tech Proced. 2021;5(1): 1045..