Kate McGovern

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The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) was contracted to perform a military standard task analysis of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and to study the effectiveness of a virtual reality surgical skills simulator as a tool for surgical training and as a method for recording psychomotor behavior. This report describes the purpose of the study, its design,(More)
The effectiveness of computer based simulation (CBS) technology for training surgeons has yet to be determined. However, there is a body of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of this technology for other training applications. This research also indicates the substantial savings in cost, time, and effectiveness of simulation.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe clinical nurse specialists' (CNSs) knowledge of Medicare structures and processes using a multiple-choice examination. DESIGN This descriptive study used the survey method with a convenient sample. SETTING Potential subjects received the research study packet at the address designated by them for(More)
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