|Learning objective||Exemplary Citations|
Practical skills: Suturing and working under sterile conditions|
n = 25
• I can close a laceration|
• At least I now have rudimentary skills on how to suture
• I know how to suture and tie a surgical knot which helps after putting in a Sheldon catheter.
• How to perform surgical hand scrubs
• How to move when scrubbed
• The rules of scrubbing
n = 16
|• Relevance of team functioning and team communication||
• The importance of good communication for a team|
• Communication is crucial for the team
• I saw a good example of cooperation between different specialties.
• Sometimes it’s better not to speak one’s mind
• the OR is no place for democracy, the one who is in charge must decide
|• Management of critical incidents||
• Being disciplined triggers professionalism|
• I learned the relevance of keeping calm in critical situations
• Keeping calm is most important
• Keep going and put personal matters aside|
•Making sure one eats and drinks enough
• Coping with fainting
|• Work ethics||
• Importance of accuracy for patient safety|
• Concentration is all important
• If a surgeon works sloppily, complications arise and the patient pays
n = 15
• There is an enormous amount of pressure on surgeons|
• Standing for long hours without breaks
• It’s such hard work
• The work is physically exhausting
|4||Highlights n = 12||
• I remember individual procedures where a complication occurred|
• I witnessed a very bloody procedure on a ruptured aneurysm.
• A traumatic penis rupture looked awful.
Working autonomously under supervision|
n = 7
• I was allowed to do an orchidopexy, I will never forget the indication for this procedure.|
• I did an implant removal and experienced how different tissues feel.