Last updated on October 2008

Creating a Proficiency-Based Virtual Reality Simulation Training Programme for Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Colorectal Disease
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Classified as year 3-5 post graduation registrars, specialist registrars or residents
    in surgery.
    Completed their Basic Surgical Training programme.
    Completed at least 12 months period on a Higher Surgical Training programme.
    In an accredited surgical post at time of participation
    In a colorectal surgery rotation at time of participation
    Signed their own consent form

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Performed, as primary surgeon, > 10 advanced laparoscopic procedures (laparoscopic
    cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia, appendectomy, Nissen fundoplication, or ventral
    incisional hernia repair are not considered advanced laparoscopic procedures )
    Performed, as primary surgeon, laparoscopic assisted colectomy procedures
    Performed, as primary surgeon, any hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy procedures
    Did not sign their own consent form
    Indicated for a laparoscopic assisted sigmoid colectomy or high anterior resection
    At least 18 years old upon date of signing the informed consent document (ICD)
    Sign their own ICD
    History or current diagnosis of synchronous colon cancer
    Indicated for urgent surgery
    Indicated for diverting stoma
    American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) Classification of Physical Status IV-V
    Tumour classified as T4
    An obstructed colon
    Planned early conversion based on findings at operative visualisation.
    < 18 years of age
    Mental disability
    Did not sign their own ICD

Recruitment Status: Open

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