Navigation Links
Video Games Reduces Surgical Errors – A Stud

A new study suggests that people preparing for surgery needs to play surgical errors. Dr. James ‘Butch Rosser said, surgeons who warmed up by playing video games// like ‘Super Monkey Ball’ for 20 minutes immediately prior to performing surgical drills were faster and made fewer errors than those who did not.

The research involved 303 surgeons participating in a medical training course that included video games and was focused on laparoscopic surgical procedures -- which use a tiny video camera and long, slender instruments inserted through small incisions. The study was conducted by Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in conjunction with the National Institute on Media and the Family.

Doctors were measured on their performance of the ‘cobra rope’ drill, where researchers found that surgeons who played video games immediately before the drill completed it an average of 11 seconds faster than those who did not. Thus indicating faster finishers made fewer mistakes.

This findings correlates with a small study conducted by Rosser in 2003, which showed that doctors who grew up playing video games tended to be more efficient and less error-prone in laparoscopic training drills. Both studies suggested that playing video games sharpened eye-hand coordination, reaction time and visual skills.

A surgeon aged 51 years, who has been playing video games since the now-primitive looking ‘Pong’ tennis game was the rage in the 1970s,has developed the Top Gun Laparoscopic Surgery Skill and Suturing Program used in the study.

Rosser has collected data from 5,000 doctors who have used the training program since its 1991 debut.

Thus his main goal is to pull down on medical errors that are estimated to cause to 100,000 deaths every year in the United States by giving surgeons training tools akin to flight simulators used by pilots.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Parents Should Beware of Violent Video Games
2. Video Games, The Latest Craze Of American Adults
3. Interactive Video, Better Teaching Aid For Toddlers
4. Fun And Cure With Video Games
5. Stroke Rehabilitation Through Modified Video Games
6. Videoconferencing, an impetus to Pediatric Oncology
7. Free Online Educational Videos for People with Diabetes
8. Violent Video Games Leave Deep Impressions in Brain
9. Video Games Fun but Pose Social, Health Risks
10. Why People are Addicted to Video Games?
11. Activity Added to Video Games can Fight Fat, Shows Mayo Clinic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... My T Chai, a South African company ... available for purchase on RevNutrition.com, a popular website specializing in sales of nutritional products. ... in ancient India and Siam. It spread across Asia and Africa quickly, and today ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 ... ... service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced that Kyle Allain ... Allain leads symplr’s Cactus Provider Management sales and operations, including provider, payor and ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... In 2017, up to ... approximately 25,000 of them will be malignant.(1) As research into precision medicine continues, ... healthcare model in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. Healthcare facilities that ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... Rod Burkett, CEO ... Housing News website. , Rod has been at the forefront of Gardant since it ... As CEO, Rod has overseen the opening of more than 40 new senior living ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... As a former supermodel known for her timeless beauty, Joan Severance knows ... is that she put all the words in her new book, "Manifest Your Mate: ... and sparkling sense of humor have inspired her to write a book on how ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/21/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the launch of ... system called the Horizon at PEGS 2017 in ... system analyzes sub visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples ... as early as candidate selection and pre-formulation. ... research organization Elion Labs for system validation. ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... company developing innovative therapeutics that address significant unmet ... new data from the Company,s consumer product development ... technology, at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) ... is to advance and promote the sciences relevant ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and ... ... valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and is expected ... CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: