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Resident training and the dictated operative report: a national perspective.
BACKGROUND Using a nationwide survey, we aimed to determine the current status of operative dictation training in Canada. METHODS Residents and program directors in general surgery programs inExpand
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Simulated Trauma and Resuscitation Team Training course-evolution of a multidisciplinary trauma crisis resource management simulation course.
BACKGROUND We previously reported on a pilot trauma multidisciplinary crisis resource course titled S.T.A.R.T.T. (Simulated Trauma and Resuscitative Team Training). Here, we study the course'sExpand
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Validation of the quality of ultrasound imaging and competence (QUICk) score as an objective assessment tool for the FAST examination
BACKGROUND The Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination has become a valuable tool in trauma resuscitation. Despite the widespread use of FAST training among traumatologists,Expand
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Validation of hand motion analysis as an objective assessment tool for the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma examination
BACKGROUND Point-of-care ultrasonography is a standard part of trauma assessments, but there are no objective tools to assess proficiency and ensure high-quality examinations. Hand motion analysisExpand
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Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery.
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Rare cause of an inguinal mass in pregnancy.
Inguinal hernia is a common condition, and the hernial contents may vary. We describe a rare case of an incarcerated uterine fibroid diagnosed in a pregnant woman. The treatment was operative, and weExpand
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Structured operative reporting: a randomized trial using dictation templates to improve operative reporting.
BACKGROUND Few studies have addressed the quality of dictated operative reports (ORs). This study documents changes in resident dictation after the introduction of a standardized OR template. Expand
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General surgery graduates may be ill prepared to enter rural or community surgical practice.
BACKGROUND Rural/community surgery presents unique challenges to general surgeons. Not only are they required to perform "classic" general surgery procedures, but they are also often expected to beExpand
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The dictated operative note: A survey of resident training perceptions and experiences
Background: Despite its importance, evidence indicates that both attending surgeon and resident operative dictations are poor. Since no previous studies in this area have been reported, we aimed toExpand
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