The impact of sleep deprivation on product quality and procedure effectiveness in a laparoscopic physical simulator: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Uchal2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of sleep deprivation on product quality and procedure effectiveness in a laparoscopic physical simulator: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Miroslav Uchal and Jostein Tjugum and Egil Wilhelm Martinsen and Xinguang Qiu and Roberto Bergamaschi},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={189 6},
  pages={753-7}
}
BACKGROUND To compare the impact of sleep deprivation after 24-hour duty (post-call) with that of 8-hour work (post-work) on product quality (PQ) and procedure effectiveness (PE) in a laparoscopic physical simulator. METHODS Voluntary surgeons and nurses were pretested with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and Minimally Invasive Surgical Trainer-Virtual Reality (MIST-VR). Surgical task was suturing perforated ulcer on a foam stomach in a physical simulator. PQ and PE were measured by… CONTINUE READING