Original Publication
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Surgery Boot Camp

Published: June 17, 2014 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9820

Included in this publication:

  • Pre course survey- Surgery Boot Camp.docx
  • Post course survey- Surgery Boot Camp.docx
  • MCQ's prepost test- Surgery Boot Camp.docx
  • Session 1 Guide SBAR.docx
  • Session 1- SBAR.pptx
  • Session 2 Guide Answering Pages.docx
  • Session 2- Answering Pages.pptx
  • Session 3 Guide Sign out.docx
  • Session 3- Handoffs.pptx
  • Session 4 Guide ATLS.docx
  • Session 4- ATLS.pptx
  • Session 5 Guide Scavenger Hunt.docx

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Abstract

This resource is a 1-day course for incoming surgery residents to help decrease their anxiety and prepare them to their roles as surgical interns. The course is comprised of five distinct sessions with clear goals and objectives. Each session utilizes appropriate interactive techniques including direct questions, open discussions, roleplay, and simulation with structured debriefings to achieve its goals. The five sessions feature the SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendation) technique, answering pages, hand offs, advanced trauma life support, and a scavenger hunt. Residents described the course as important and enjoyable, and stated that it achieved its goals. The overall course rating was a 4.8 out of 5. Residents indicated that the course improved their self-confidence and understanding of their roles and duties. More residents passed the knowledge test after attending this boot camp (24% passed pretest versus 68% passed posttest).


Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, learners will be able to:

  1. Perform an appropriate initial evaluation of the trauma patient.
  2. Perform an efficient and appropriate history and physical for consults and admits.
  3. Provide an appropriate pre-op for patients (consent, mark operation site, update history and physical).
  4. Identify and manage common postoperative complications.
  5. Communicate effectively with nurses and physician teams using SBAR.
  6. Perform appropriate patient care handoffs utilizing updated PowerChart handoffs.
  7. Become familiar with available web resources.

Author Information

  • Nabil Issa, MD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Fryer, MD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Mamta Swaroop, MD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Daniel McCarthy, MD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Wayne, MD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Shari Meyerson, MD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Debra DaRosa, PhD: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Disclosures
None to report.

Funding/Support
None to report.



Citation

Issa N, Fryer J, Swaroop M, et al. Surgery boot camp. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9820. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9820