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Simulation

Abdominal Incisions

Simulation

Option 1: Box Simulator

Option 2: Pfannenstiel Simulator

 

Competency Assessment

The resident conducts a time-out before beginning a laparotomy. The resident then begins the laparotomy and carries it out with the proper steps and technique. The resident identifies the layers of the abdomen in the incision and then completes the closure of the laparotomy. During the process, the resident is calling for and utilizing the correct instruments and surgical technique.