ಗ್ಲೋಬಲ್ ಸರ್ಜಿಕಲ್ ಟ್ರೈನಿಂಗ್ ಚಾಲೆಂಜ್ (GSTC) ಇಂಟ್ಯೂಟಿವ್ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್ನಿಂದ ಧನಸಹಾಯ ಪಡೆದಿರುವ ಒಂದು ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಉಪಕ್ರಮವಾಗಿದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಚಾಲೆಂಜ್ ವರ್ಕ್ಸ್ , MIT ಸಾಲ್ವ್ , ಐರ್ಲೆಂಡ್ನ ರಾಯಲ್ ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಆಫ್ ಸರ್ಜನ್ಸ್ (RCSI) ಮತ್ತು ಅಪ್ರೋಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಸಹಭಾಗಿತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತದೆ . ಚಾಲೆಂಜ್ ಸಿಮ್ಯುಲೇಶನ್-ಆಧಾರಿತ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಾ ತರಬೇತಿಯನ್ನು ಕಡಿಮೆ-ವೆಚ್ಚದ, ತೆರೆದ ಮೂಲ ತರಬೇತಿ ಮಾಡ್ಯೂಲ್ಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸುವ ಗುರಿಯನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಈ ಓಪನ್ ಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಮಾಡ್ಯೂಲ್ಗಳು ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಕರಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಆರೋಗ್ಯವನ್ನು ಸುಧಾರಿಸಲು ಹೊಸ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯಲು ಮತ್ತು ನಿರ್ಣಯಿಸಲು ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ.
ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಕರು ಹೇಗೆ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಾ ತಂತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತಾರೆ ಮತ್ತು ನಿರ್ಣಯಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ ಎಂಬುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಮಾದರಿ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಯನ್ನು ರಚಿಸುವ ಗುರಿಯನ್ನು ಚಾಲೆಂಜ್ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಮೌಲ್ಯೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಮಾಡ್ಯೂಲ್ಗಳು ಡೌನ್ಲೋಡ್ ಮಾಡಲು ಉಚಿತ ಮತ್ತು ವಿವಿಧ ಜಾಗತಿಕ ಸೆಟ್ಟಿಂಗ್ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪುನರುತ್ಪಾದಿಸಲು ಅಗ್ಗವಾಗಿರುತ್ತವೆ. ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಾ ಸಿಮ್ಯುಲೇಶನ್ ಮಾದರಿಯು ಸ್ವಯಂ-ಮೌಲ್ಯಮಾಪನದ ಚೌಕಟ್ಟಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ, ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಕರಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಸ್ವಾಧೀನಪಡಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪರೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಅನುವು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡುತ್ತದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾಡ್ಯೂಲ್ಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಅಪ್ರೋಪೀಡಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಲು ಮುಕ್ತವಾಗಿರುತ್ತವೆ.
ಚಾಲೆಂಜ್ ಹಲವಾರು ತರಬೇತಿ ಮಾಡ್ಯೂಲ್ಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯನ್ನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಿದೆ ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಯಾರಾದರೂ ಅಪ್ರೋಪೀಡಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸ ಮಾಡ್ಯೂಲ್ಗಳನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಬಹುದು ಮತ್ತು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು.
Teams of surgeons, educators and technologists have created modules to help surgical practitioners learn and assess specific skills. The following modules received funding and support to prototype their modules.
ALL-SAFE, AmoSmile, CrashSavers Trauma, and Tibial Fracture Fixation have been recognized by an expert judging panel as Finalist Award winners. After a year of refining and validating their training modules, four teams have been selected as Finalist Award winners. Each team will receive up to US$500,000 to further develop and validate their surgical training models. Additional modules participated in the Discovery Award phase of the Challenge.
The AMPATH Surgical App Curriculum is aimed at improving surgical care by focusing on open appendectomy, a common procedure for a potentially life-threatening condition. The course is designed to help medical doctors who have not completed formal surgical training to become confident and competent in performing an open appendectomy. The curriculum includes four core modules: case presentation, building the model, complete procedure practice, and self-assessment.
CrashSavers Trauma is focused on teaching firefighter first responders in Guatemala how to stop bleeding in injured individuals and prevent mortality from hemorrhagic shock. Low- and middle-income countries lack an organized prehospital infrastructure. This, coupled with the absence of formal medical training for prehospital providers, creates suboptimal conditions for providers and patients. Improvement in provider competence and thus, patient safety, are at a standstill until formalized training in hemorrhage control techniques is provided.
The ETALO project responds to the high prevalence of osteomyelitis and open fractures in low and middle-income countries, often caused by vehicular trauma and require early intervention to prevent complications. This module contains a low-cost simulator and training course for medical students, clinical officers, and non-orthopaedic surgeons to learn the basic surgical skills required to treat these conditions, including drilling bone.
The GlobalSurgBox, the Universal Surgical Simulator that fits in a toolbox, is a surgical simulator that fits in a 12.5-inch toolbox, is capable of teaching trainees valuable surgical skills such as: knot tying, basic and advanced suturing, bowel and vascular anastomoses, aortic valve replacement, and numerous other new and emerging possibilities.
This module allows medical officers and surgeons who are not orthopedic specialists to become confident and competent in irrigation and debridement, powered and manual drilling, positioning and correctly inserting Schanz screws, and constructing the rod-to-rod modular frame as part of external fixation procedures for open humeral shaft fractures performed in regions without specialist coverage.
This module allows surgical practitioners to become more confident and competent in Orthoplastic reconstruction by removing contaminated debris and all devitalized tissue, stabilizing the skeleton and covering the soft tissue defect. This should reduce the bacterial burden and available substrate for microbial colonization, resulting in fewer deep surgical site infections.
This module allows traditional bone setters, pre-hospital providers, clinical officers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical officers to become confident and competent in performing point-of-care ultrasound diagnostic imaging to rule out the presence of a pediatric distal forearm fracture and distinguish between buckle (torus) fractures and cortical break fractures to make appropriate referrals as part of the management of closed pediatric (< 16 years of age) distal forearm fractures in regions without access to X-ray imaging and orthopedic specialist coverage.
The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (STARS) - Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment module allows nurses, midwives, clinical officers, and medical officers to become confident and competent in performing visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), and thermal ablation of cervical pre-cancer lesions as part of cervical cancer screening and treatment procedures performed in primary health care facilities and mobile units in resource-constrained settings.
This STARS (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) - Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion module allows nurses, midwives and clinical officers to become confident and competent in maintaining aseptic technique in sounding the uterus, loading the IUD in the sterile package, setting the gauge to the sounded depth, and gently inserting and deploying the IUD as part of copper and hormonal IUD insertion procedures for long-acting reversible contraception services performed in low to middle income countries.
This module allows medical officers and surgeons who are not orthopedic specialists to become confident and competent in irrigation and debridement, powered and manual drilling, positioning and correctly inserting Schanz screws, and constructing the rod-to-rod modular frame as part of external fixation procedures for open tibial shaft fractures performed in regions without specialist coverage.
This module allows medical officers and surgeons who are not orthopedic specialists to become confident and competent in irrigation and debridement, powered and manual drilling, positioning and correctly inserting Schanz screws, and constructing the uniplanar external fixator frame as part of external fixation procedures for open tibial shaft fractures performed in regions without specialist coverage.
The V-Y Advancement Flap training module will help surgeons become more confident and competent in using this technique for reconstructing small- to medium-cutaneous defects, mainly to release scars and closing defects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The module combines virtual and physical simulation to provide learners with knowledge and skills for clinical competency in V-Y advancement.
Create Your Own Module
Want to create your own training module to help surgical practitioners learn and assess new skills?
- Creating and editing content on Appropedia
- Designing an effective training module
- Getting technical support
- Adding special features to a module
For a more extensive walk through setting up an account and making your own banner, work through the GSTC/Getting Started exercises. However, if you already have an account and want to dive right in, you can make a GSTC page using with any of these templates. Simply type the name you want for the page in the Name field and click "Create". It will make you a new GSTC page with the basic formatting filled in. You can always modify the formatting later if you want to change the structure of the page, including adding your own banner across the top. You will be able to link to this new page using the name.