A criterion-referenced approach to assessing perioperative skills in a VR environment

Wayne O. Witzke, Michael J. Mastrangelo, Donald B. Witzke, Uyen B. Chu, Adrian E. Park, James D. Hoskins, Ivan M. George

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Abstract

The need for technical competence brought about by the advent of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has caused educators to re-evaluate the methods used to train surgeons and to judge their competence. Additionally, the extensive training required to become competent is an attendant problem. To help solve these problems, we have begun to develop a method for training and evaluating perioperative MIS surgical competency using an immersive virtual reality (VR) trainer for surgical preparation. This paper presents and summarizes the results of our pilot-test development of a criterion-referenced approach to evaluating performance. Because of the high degree of internal consistency of responses from master surgeons using our system, we have confidence that this approach is viable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages291-294
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0769510132, 9780769510132
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2001Aug 8 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001

Other

Other2001 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001
CountryUnited States
CityMadison, WI
Period8/6/018/8/01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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Witzke, W. O., Mastrangelo, M. J., Witzke, D. B., Chu, U. B., Park, A. E., Hoskins, J. D., & George, I. M. (2001). A criterion-referenced approach to assessing perioperative skills in a VR environment. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001 (pp. 291-294). [943926] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2001). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2001.943926