Entrenamiento en suturas para profesionales de la salud: experiencia inicial de un curso de formación continua

 Varas, Julián;  Achurra,  Pablo; Jarry, Cristián;  Navia, Alfonso;  Tejos, Rodrigo;  Pozo,  Paloma; Inzunza, Martín


Introduction: Simulation has been shown to be an effective alternative for teaching and training procedures. In the literature, the current methodology usually involves the permanent presence of clinical tutors for the delivery of effective feedback, also are focused on medical students. Objectives: To assess the acquisition of skills in suture techniques through a training program for health professionals, with a mixed methodology using video-tutorials and effective feedback by experts. Material and methods: A course was designed with four training sessions and deliberate home-practice with video- tutorials between each session. Initial and final blind evaluations were performed for four specific suturing techniques, applying OSATS scale and execution Time. A cutoff score of 20 was set. Initial and final evaluations were compared, and subgroup analyzes were performed according to the profession, using non-parametric statistics. Results: 100% of the participants reached a final score ≥ 20 in each technique, also all of them significantly improved their baseline skills and decreased their times. The subgroup analysis by profession did not find statistically significant differences at the end of the course. Conclusion: The suture training program for health professionals, with a mixed methodology through video-tutorials and feedback by experts, was effective for the acquisition of the proposed competencies.

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Título de la Revista: Revista Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica
Volumen: 2
Número: 2
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Página de inicio: 57
Página final: 64