Expert consensus on a train-the-trainer curriculum for robotic colorectal surgery

M Gómez Ruiz*, S Alfieri, T Becker, M Bergmann, U Boggi, J Collins, N Figueiredo, I Gögenur, K Matzel, D Miskovic, A Parvaiz, J Pratschke, J Rivera Castellano, T Qureshi, L B Svendsen, P Tekkis, C Vaz

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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AIM: Robotic techniques are being increasingly used in colorectal surgery. There is, however, a lack of training opportunities and structured training programmes. Robotic surgery has specific problems and challenges for trainers and trainees. Ergonomics, specific skills and user-machine interfaces are different from those in traditional laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this study was to establish expert consensus on the requirements for a robotic train-the-trainer curriculum amongst robotic surgeons and trainers.

METHOD: This is a modified Delphi-type study involving 14 experts in robotic surgery teaching. A reiterating 19-item questionnaire was sent out to the same group and agreement levels analysed. A consensus of 0.8 or higher was considered to be high-level agreement.

RESULTS: Response rates were 93-100% and most items reached high levels of agreement within three rounds. Specific requirements for a robotic faculty development curriculum included maximizing dual-console teaching, theatre team training, nontechnical skills training, patient safety, user-machine interface training and telementoring.

CONCLUSION: A clear need for the development of a train-the-trainer curriculum has been identified. Further research is needed to assess feasibility, effectiveness and clinical impact of a robotic train-the-trainer curriculum.

Sider (fra-til)903-908
Antal sider6
TidsskriftColorectal Disease
Udgave nummer8
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2019

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Colorectal Disease � 2019 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.


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