European Working Time Directive and the use of simulators and models in Irish orthopaedics.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/197855
Title:
European Working Time Directive and the use of simulators and models in Irish orthopaedics.
Authors:
Egan, C; Elliott, R; Fleming, P
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, ciaramegan@hotmail.com.
Citation:
European Working Time Directive and the use of simulators and models in Irish orthopaedics. 2011: Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
7-Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/197855
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-011-0750-0
PubMed ID:
21901279
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To report on the perceptions of a group of orthopaedic trainees and trainers on perceived effects of the proposed introduction of European Working Time Directive (EWTD) restrictions into Ireland and on the use of simulators in training orthopaedic skills. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was developed to evaluate the opinions of a group of orthopaedic surgeons and trainees at the annual national orthopaedic conference. RESULTS: There were 44 participants [12 consultants, 32 trainees (15 specialist registrars, 8 registrars, 9 senior house officers)]. Seventy-five percent of participants felt that both the quality of patient care and training would be negatively affected. A higher proportion of consultants than trainees felt that quality of life would be affected. A high proportion of participants (81.8%) had used a simulator or model to learn a surgical skill and 100% would consider using them again. CONCLUSIONS: While we wait for the full introduction of the EWTD hours the perception is that both quality of patient care and training will be affected. Models and simulators are well perceived as a method of training.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
OBJECTIVE: To report on the perceptions of a group of orthopaedic trainees and trainers on perceived effects of the proposed introduction of European Working Time Directive (EWTD) restrictions into Ireland and on the use of simulators in training orthopaedic skills. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was developed to evaluate the opinions of a group of orthopaedic surgeons and trainees at the annual national orthopaedic conference. RESULTS: There were 44 participants [12 consultants, 32 trainees (15 specialist registrars, 8 registrars, 9 senior house officers)]. Seventy-five percent of participants felt that both the quality of patient care and training would be negatively affected. A higher proportion of consultants than trainees felt that quality of life would be affected. A high proportion of participants (81.8%) had used a simulator or model to learn a surgical skill and 100% would consider using them again. CONCLUSIONS: While we wait for the full introduction of the EWTD hours the perception is that both quality of patient care and training will be affected. Models and simulators are well perceived as a method of training.
ISSN:
1863-4362

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dc.contributor.authorEgan, Cen
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Ren
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-19T16:35:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-19T16:35:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-07-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Working Time Directive and the use of simulators and models in Irish orthopaedics. 2011: Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21901279-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-011-0750-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/197855-
dc.descriptionOBJECTIVE: To report on the perceptions of a group of orthopaedic trainees and trainers on perceived effects of the proposed introduction of European Working Time Directive (EWTD) restrictions into Ireland and on the use of simulators in training orthopaedic skills. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was developed to evaluate the opinions of a group of orthopaedic surgeons and trainees at the annual national orthopaedic conference. RESULTS: There were 44 participants [12 consultants, 32 trainees (15 specialist registrars, 8 registrars, 9 senior house officers)]. Seventy-five percent of participants felt that both the quality of patient care and training would be negatively affected. A higher proportion of consultants than trainees felt that quality of life would be affected. A high proportion of participants (81.8%) had used a simulator or model to learn a surgical skill and 100% would consider using them again. CONCLUSIONS: While we wait for the full introduction of the EWTD hours the perception is that both quality of patient care and training will be affected. Models and simulators are well perceived as a method of training.en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To report on the perceptions of a group of orthopaedic trainees and trainers on perceived effects of the proposed introduction of European Working Time Directive (EWTD) restrictions into Ireland and on the use of simulators in training orthopaedic skills. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was developed to evaluate the opinions of a group of orthopaedic surgeons and trainees at the annual national orthopaedic conference. RESULTS: There were 44 participants [12 consultants, 32 trainees (15 specialist registrars, 8 registrars, 9 senior house officers)]. Seventy-five percent of participants felt that both the quality of patient care and training would be negatively affected. A higher proportion of consultants than trainees felt that quality of life would be affected. A high proportion of participants (81.8%) had used a simulator or model to learn a surgical skill and 100% would consider using them again. CONCLUSIONS: While we wait for the full introduction of the EWTD hours the perception is that both quality of patient care and training will be affected. Models and simulators are well perceived as a method of training.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleEuropean Working Time Directive and the use of simulators and models in Irish orthopaedics.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, ciaramegan@hotmail.com.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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