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Bronchoscopy Simulation in Anesthesia Resident Education

DOI: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.33041, PP. 173-175

Keywords: Simulation, Bronchoscopy, Education, Residency

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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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