Open Access Mini Review

Soft-Embalmed Surgical Donors as a Teaching Model for Simulated Orthopedic Skills

Abercrombie C, Becker R, Roepke WB, Serbin R, Newby J, Lance D, Harris E and Kwasigroch T*

Department of Orthopedic, USA.

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 09, 2020;  Published Date: September 25, 2020


Soft-embalmed, surgical donors are a valuable resource for medical professionals to utilize in low stress environments. Simulated procedural workshops can be used to establish competence and improve confidence for a variety of orthopedic skills using this life-like teaching model. The authors propose that soft-embalmed, surgical donors are suitable training models for teaching these procedural skills (new, updated guidelines, or those rarely used). We believe that their incorporation into medical school curriculums and continuing education sessions will result with improvements in confidence and competence in performing the associated procedural skill.

Keywords: Experiential learning; Hip injection; Knee arthrocentesis; Simulation; Skill workshop; Soft-embalm; Thiel Embalming

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