This prospective study was aimed at assessing the usefulness of a box simulator in oocyte pick-up and at establishing whether it could be an appropriate training tool for egg retrieval. Forty-four clinicians, divided in two groups on the grounds of the previous experience (Novices and Experts), participated to two training sessions with a pick-up simulator. Data concerning the mean number of follicles correctly aspired (%OK med), the average time needed to correctly aspirate one follicle (t foll med) and the ratio between the two afore-mentioned parameters (%OK med/t foll med) were collected. At the end of the two sessions all participants completed a questionnaire aimed at assessing the performance of the simulator in terms of realism and acceptability for use. A significant improvement in efficiency (mean number of follicles correctly aspired, 82% versus 75%), speed (mean time needed to aspirate one follicle, 21 versus 28 s) and accuracy (mean percentage of follicles correctly aspirated in one minute, 2.53% versus 1.86%) was noted in the total sample. The performance accuracy was significantly increased in both groups (2.34% versus 1.83% for Novices and 2.50% versus 2.06%, for Experts). Speed was significantly improved in the Novices’ group. Simulator-based training has been shown to be effective and useful and it should be considered in training programs.
|Titolo:||A Pilot Study on Oocyte Retrieval Simulator: A New Tool for Training?|
PIVA, Isabella (Penultimo) [Data Curation]
MARCI, Roberto (Ultimo) [Supervision] (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|