Training in endoscopic methods using a pig ex-vivo simulator – assessment by participants

Authors: J. Martínek 1;  S. Suchánek 1;  F. Závada 1;  M. Stefanová 1;  A. Štrosová 1;  B. Svobodová 2;  M. Zavoral 1
Authors‘ workplace: Interní klinika, 1. LF UK a ÚVN Praha2Klinika nefrologie, 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 1
Published in: Gastroent Hepatol 2011; 65(4): 189-194
Category: Endoscopy: Original Article


Introduction and aim:
Animal ex-vivo simulators are increasingly being used for training in basic as well as advanced endoscopic procedures. The aim of the study was to analyze the participants’ assessment of the course.

A questionnaire--based study. All participants involved in the following courses: hemostasis, perforation closure, endoscopic resection and polypectomy, endoscopic dissection, esophageal stenting and the use of OVESCO clips filled in a questionnaire. The participants answered questions concerning the benefit and quality of these courses using a visual analogue scale (from 0 = the worse to 100 = the best).

In total, 129 subjects-doctors participated in 32 courses. The great majority of them assessed the participation as beneficial (mean ± SD: 99.5 ± 1.5) and thought that the course improved their endoscopic skills (91.2 ± 13). The majority of participants also agreed that such courses should be compulsory in gastroenterological credentials (88.4 ± 18). The participants similarly evaluated all the above-mentioned course types.

The great majority of participants assess hands-on training courses involving animal ex-vivo simulators as beneficial, improving their endoscopic skills. The majority of participants also agreed that such courses should be compulsory in gastroenterological credentials.

Key words:
hemostasis – perforation – dissection – Erlangen model – training


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