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Bronchoscopy Simulation in Anesthesia Resident Education

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DOI: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.33041    6,819 Downloads   8,435 Views   Citations


Simulation in residency training is becoming more popular but there is limited evidence showing that it can improve a resident’s fund of knowledge, particularly in anesthesiology. We looked at whether a bronchoscopy simulation could improve performance on a thoracic anesthesia knowledge test administered both before and after using the simulator. Fourteen first-year anesthesiology residents completed the study with an average improvement on the test of 28% (p < 0.05). We conclude that bronchoscopy simulation is an effective method of educating anesthesiology residents.

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J. McNeil and J. Pawlowski, "Bronchoscopy Simulation in Anesthesia Resident Education," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 173-175. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.33041.


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