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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-15

Teaching of cardiac surgery: Learning of complex surgical skills on simulators (simulation) to acquire competency


1 German Heart Centre Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bloemfontein, South Africa; Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bloemfontein, South Africa; Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, South Africa
3 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bloemfontein, South Africa; Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery; Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Charles Yankah
German Heart Centre Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njct.njct_6_19

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The current restriction on surgical residents' work-hours has resulted in reduced operative exposure, making it more difficult to attain technical proficiency in complex procedures, especially in low-volume centers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The use of adjunctive biological and artificial simulators in training may help overcome these challenges.


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