Video Games in Surgery




Manuel Giner Nogueras (UCM-HCSC)


Practical teaching is irreplaceable in Medicine. Experience is a key in clinical outcomes, that may be aggravated by malpractice (eg. Increase of infections). In this regard, it is particularly problematic in the operating room, where sterile conditions and sterility can be altered very easily; so that the first experience in operating room creates great stress on students. Therefore, it’s necessary to instruct them on how to act in this new situation to reduce the stress and to avoid mistakes. To get this, educational video games can be helpful, so this presentation will describe a practical experience of creating a video game with e-Adventure and its evaluation experts and students.



Author's Biography

Manuel Giner Nogueras

Manuel Giner is Professor of the Surgery Department at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He is also linked as a Medical Specialist to San Carlos Clinic Hospital. He began his academic career at the Surgery Department of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center, in Syracuse, NY (USA), as a Research Fellow for a period of15 months (1985-86). He has held place as staff surgeon or surgery chief in different Spanish hospitals, and he has been an associate professor at different Spanish universities. His scientific research and production are based on i)Clinical Nutrition, ii) Short Stay Surgery and Minimally Invasive (being a pioneer of day surgery in Spain, Managing Editor of the Ambulatory Surgery Magazine and Associate Editor of the Ambulatory Surgery) and iii) Medical Education. He has led several projects of clinical research and national scope competitive education. He has also organized several scientific meetings, has published over 120 articles in magazines and books and has presented about 200 papers at meetings and conferences.

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