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Dynamic CVC Haptic Robotic Training
Sponsored by: The National Institute of Health
Successful training of medical residents to perform Central Venous Catheter (CVC) placement is of critical importance to ensure patient safety. Mechanical complications including arterial puncture, pneumothorax, hemothorax, and failed puncture commonly occur in CVC procedures. These complications can be reduced by improving medical resident’s mechanical skills before they operate on human patients. The goal of this project is to develop, explore the effectiveness, and implement the novel training method of dynamic haptic robotic training (DHRT) for central venous catheter (CVC) placement. This novel method continuously evaluates the medical resident’s cognitive and dexterity skills and prescribes tasks to build these skills and feedback of performance to provide understanding for areas of improvement. This standardized method of learning can help to reduce complications in CVC insertion.
Research MaterialsCentral Line Self-Efficacy Survey: CLSE Survey
Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheterization Form: IJCVC Form
Training Evaluation Survey: TES
Coding Handbook for Qualitative CVC Training Feedback: Coding Handbook