This phase is designed to give users a theoretical grounding in the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) defect, including its anatomy, characteristics, and surgical treatment considerations. Please review and study each of the knowledge pages in detail, and then take the self-assessment quiz before proceeding to set up and work with the surgical simulator.

Theoretical Knowledge Study Materials[edit | edit source]

Please review and study the topic pages below in preparation for the self-assessment quiz at the bottom of the section.

General Background and Pre-Operative Considerations[edit | edit source]

Intra-Operative Considerations and Surgery[edit | edit source]

Post-Operative Considerations[edit | edit source]

Staff Resources and Additional Information[edit | edit source]

Theoretical Knowledge Self-Assessment[edit | edit source]

Self-Administered Readiness test

Discussion[View | Edit]

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