Navigation Links
Surgery on toy animals lessens anxiety of veterinary students
Date:11/15/2011

Training basic surgical techniques on toy animals before having to perform operations on living animals makes veterinary students much less anxious. At the same time, the use of laboratory animals is minimised. This is documented by a new PhD thesis from LIFE - the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

A surgical skills laboratory, also known as the 'teddy laboratory', strengthens learning and the teaching environment.

The laboratory allows students to train basic surgical skills on toy animals designed to resemble and feel like real animals featuring, for example, organs, veins and arteries.

"In comparison with performing surgical procedures on dead animals or laboratory animals, we can see that the students feel more confident learning the basic surgical techniques using toy animals. Anxiety hampers learning so it is hardly surprising that the greater sense of confidence among students has resulted in them having a much easier time learning and remembering the surgical techniques," says Rikke Langebk, PhD and senior veterinary surgeon, who has developed the skills laboratory. She adds:

"Also, we want to do everything in our power to reduce the use of laboratory animals for teaching purposes."

Measurements of students' heart rate, questionnaires and interviews show that after attending the 'teddy laboratory', students are considerably less fearful and better prepared for performing surgery on living animals.

Rikke Langebk's interviews of students have identified four aspects of the models which are important: The visual, the dimensional, the tactile and the situational aspect. On a four-point so-called Likert scale (poor/reasonable/good/really good), 75% of students rated the toy animal models as being 'good' or 'really good' for learning surgical procedures.

The skills laboratory opened in 2007, whereas previously the only chance veterinary students had of training simpl
'/>"/>

Contact: Rikke Langebk
ril@life.ku.dk
01-145-242-48635
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Bypass Surgery for Stroke Riskier Than Drug Treatment
2. VCU performs separation surgery on conjoined twins
3. Prostate cancer surgery better at teaching hospitals
4. Hospital for special surgery physician-scientists share advances in rheumatology research
5. Rheumatoid arthritis patients have low expectations after knee replacement surgery
6. Timing May Be Key to Successful Back Surgery
7. Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients
8. FDA OKs Heart Valve That Does Not Require Open-Heart Surgery
9. Low vitamin D common in spine surgery patients
10. Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery
11. Thyroid Surgery Linked to Improved Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... (Boston) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders felt better ... receiving focused tactical training according to a new study ... This is the first study to specifically examine the ... scene where a shooter has not yet been neutralized ... , Incidents such as the Columbine High School shooting, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... baby" an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported ... infection in The New England Journal of Medicine ... two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of ... in the case. , "Certainly, this is a ... staff involved in the child,s care, and the HIV/AIDS research ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality of ... such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt and fruit drinks ... for her work. , Katerina gained her MSc degree ... now she has embarked on research for a PhD. ... is investigating the potential of carbohydrates extracted from the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... men with localized prostate cancer were more likely ... received less effective treatments and survived for shorter ... depressed, a UCLA study has found. , The ... factors such as bias against the mentally ill, ... man,s lack of investment in his general health ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... DC (July 10, 2014) If you think winning is ... for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ... of which falls into one of 11 big fun factors, ... winning is all important when it comes to the "fun" ... and quantify what goes into this elusive conceptuntil now. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 3Health News:World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant 2Health News:Depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed later stage, get less effective therapies 2Health News:Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports 2Health News:Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports 3
... Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI ) ... of the regular quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per ... 2009 to shareholders of record on March 4, 2009.The latest ... approved for the second quarter of 2008. The rate ...
... as Asian AffiliateNEW YORK and SINGAPORE, Feb. 26 ... prevention services, has signed an affiliation agreement with ... group based in Singapore and a subsidiary of ... medicine programs throughout Asia. Under the agreement, ParkwayHealth ...
... 274 adults with intellectual disabilities currently receiving funding ... , Washington, DC(February 23, 2009)The Supports Intensity ... for people with intellectual disability based on individual ... tool, unlike adaptive behavior instruments or other measures ...
... the UCSF-Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology Center for ... of the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers and clinician ... in the American Journal for Public Health ... the AJPH website, the program focuses on overcoming challenges ...
... PARK, Ill., Feb. 26 Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ),today ... (AMO). AMO is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ... The acquisition of AMO enhances and strengthens ... leadership position in the large and,growing eye care market. ...
... today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. Highlights from continuing operations for the ... Financial Results, (amounts in millions, except per share amounts), ... Q4 ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), ParkwayHealth Sign Affiliation Agreement to Jointly Deliver Preventive Medicine Services in Asia 2Health News:U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), ParkwayHealth Sign Affiliation Agreement to Jointly Deliver Preventive Medicine Services in Asia 3Health News:Supports Intensity Scale is effective for identifying needs in people with intellectual disability 2Health News:Effective mentoring critical to HIV/AIDS research efforts 2Health News:Abbott Completes Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics 2Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 3Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 4Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 5Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 6Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 7Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 8Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 9Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 10Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 11Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 12Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 13Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 14Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 15Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 16Health News:Carriage Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Results 17
(Date:1/14/2014)... Dynamic Healthcare Services, Inc. ("DHS"), a portfolio company of ... Home Medical Equipment, Inc. ("Progressive") of Clarion, PA ... acquisition were not disclosed. Progressive is a ... range of sleep, mobility, and respiratory products to customers in ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a ... Leesburg, Virginia is the first in ... chamber. Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical ... Barnes and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NineSigma , Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations ... May 14-16, 2014 at the Global Center for Health ... This is the premier industry event for ... open innovation. Participants will learn how world-changing innovation is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 3Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 10 Life Spine announced ... Invasive Spinal System. The AVATAR MIS ... screws. Combining the novel screw delivery system with ... designed to accommodate evolving surgical approaches, as well as ...
... MedPro Imaging, a premium provider of new and refurbished ... MC Ultrasound, a leading on-site ultrasound provider for high ... area. The acquisition marks yet another milestone in MedPro ... its commitment of providing quality ultrasound imaging solutions. , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MedPro Imaging Acquires MC Ultrasound 2
Non-Illuminated Trial Lens Set is an attractive set of trial lenses worked to a high standard of accuracy....
Trial Lens Sets....
... disc test (P/N LD15C) include a durable ... instructions. P/N LD15C also includes a Plexiglas ... covers for the test subjects fingers ( ... color discs). Beware that these finger cots ...
Opti-Free Express multi-purpose disinfecting solution lasting comfort No Rub formula provides triple action protection for your contact lenses....
Medicine Products: