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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 60, Issue 11, pp 756–759 | Cite as

Presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Association for thoracic surgery: wet-lab training for thoracic surgery at the laboratory animal facilities

  • Masafumi NodaEmail author
  • Masamichi Mizuma
  • Sumiko Maeda
  • Akira Sakurada
  • Yasushi Hoshikawa
  • Chiaki Endo
  • Yoshinori Okada
  • Michiaki Unno
  • Noriyuki Kasai
  • Takashi Kondo
Original Article

Abstract

Objective

The purpose of this study was to describe the animal thoracic training program for the thoracic surgery at the laboratory animal facilities

Method

The training was provided for 78 surgical students under the direction of thoracic medical specialists. Students attended lectures and then performed venipuncture, injection, intubation, tracheostomy, surgical cut-down, and thoracic and abdominal surgical approaches. We estimated the detailed surgical skills in two groups (67 residents and 11 thoracic fellows).

Results

All students demonstrated satisfactory impressions after training. We found significant difference between the skills of residents and fellows with regard to the haemostasis and suturing techniques.

Conclusions

Wet-lab training for thoracic surgery at the laboratory animal facilities is useful for surgical residents and thoracic fellows.

Keywords

Animal training Wet lab Thoracic surgery 

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Copyright information

© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masafumi Noda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masamichi Mizuma
    • 1
  • Sumiko Maeda
    • 1
  • Akira Sakurada
    • 1
  • Yasushi Hoshikawa
    • 1
  • Chiaki Endo
    • 1
  • Yoshinori Okada
    • 1
  • Michiaki Unno
    • 1
  • Noriyuki Kasai
    • 1
  • Takashi Kondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Development, Aging and CancerTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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