Journal of Surgical Simulation 2022; 9: 36 - 41
Published: 29 March 2022
Laparoscopic needle catheter jejunostomy placement: development and description of a laparoscopic jejunostomy placement procedure and simulator
Background: Many different techniques for laparoscopic jejunostomy placement have been described and there is currently no realistic simulation model for training. The aim of this article is to describe a simple laparoscopic needle jejunostomy placement procedure and to develop a realistic simulator.
Methods: We developed a simple 10-step laparoscopic needle jejunostomy placement procedure and created a training model with special attention to a realistic experience throughout the procedure, consisting of intraperitoneal as well as external manipulation.
Results: The procedure and the simulator were developed and tested by two experienced surgeons. The procedure could be reproduced by two novice medical students after minimal basic laparoscopic skills training.
Conclusions: The laparoscopic jejunostomy placement procedure and simulator described here have the potential to become a realistic and achievable training model, but further validation is needed.
jejunostomy; professionalism; laparoscopy; high-fidelity simulation training