Simulation for Endoscopy Training
Bronchoscopy is a common procedure, with an estimated 500,000 bronchoscopies performed annually in the United States. It is a vital procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of respiratory diseases. The apprenticeship model remains the major teaching method for bronchoscopy. Though clearly individual interaction with faculty represents a valuable experience in bronchoscopy, innovative methods are necessary to ensure comprehensive training and delivery of high-quality medical care. There is a mounting body of evidence that simulation-based training can enhance the speed of acquisition of bronchoscopy skills and provide a safe environment for structured training that is acquired away from patients and transferred to the bedside. Additionally, simulation can play a vital role in the continued education of practicing chest physicians as it relates to maintenance of learned skills and acquisition of new skills in technology that can tremendously improve their patient care.
KeywordsAirway Model Apprenticeship Model Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopic Procedure