Warm-up in a virtual reality environment improves performance in the operating room.

@article{Calatayud2010WarmupIA,
  title={Warm-up in a virtual reality environment improves performance in the operating room.},
  author={Dan Calatayud and Sonal Arora and Rajesh Aggarwal and Irina Kruglikova and Svend Schulze and Peter M Funch-Jensen and Teodor P. Grantcharov},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={251 6},
  pages={1181-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of warm-up on laparoscopic performance in the operating room (OR). BACKGROUND Implementation of simulation-based training into clinical practice remains limited despite evidence to show that the improvement in skills is transferred to the OR. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a short virtual reality warm-up training program on laparoscopic performance in the OP. METHODS Sixteen Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies were performed by 8 surgeons in… CONTINUE READING
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