On Site Porcine Kidney Transplant Simulation to Prepare a Novice Transplant Center for Human Living Kidney Transplant: The Ethiopian Experience
Background – The Ethiopian kidney transplantation program was recently established. Except the transplant surgeon most professionals involved were new or has very little experience on kidney transplant.
Objectives – To evaluate if simulation with a porcine helped develop the ability of the new kidney transplant center for human living donor nephrectomy and recipient kidney transplantation.
Methods and materials – A retrospective review of the reports of the transplant surgeon, nursing and anesthesia team and in-depth interviews of everyone involved in the swine simulation was performed. Additionally, a self administered questionnaire was used to collect data on individuals’ perception of the simulation Conclusions; - The experience, the knowledge and skills gained from porcine living donor and recipient transplant simulations were significant that we recommend using such simulation to test a new service in a new center. Simulation session need to be performed until the team is comfortable and all gaps are identified.
Key words – swine, simulation, surgical skill, test
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