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Stoma formation is a common paediatric surgical procedure and yet, there is no low-cost stoma model for technical skills training. We describe a low-cost low-fidelity simulator for stoma formation made from simple easily available materials using porcine bowel and skin. The model was introduced at a regional training day for paediatric surgical registrars. All the trainees rated it as excellent and life-like. We describe an inexpensive stoma model for simulation-based training in technical skills especially in low-middle-income countries (LMICs) due to the cost benefit.

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Journal article


Pediatr Surg Int

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655 - 656


Low-middle income countries, Simulator, Stoma, Animals, Clinical Competence, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Digestive System Abnormalities, Digestive System Surgical Procedures, Disease Models, Animal, Education, Medical, Graduate, Learning Curve, Simulation Training, Surgical Stomas, Swine