SAFE ELECTROSURGERY USE: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF SURGICAL TRAINEES

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Mahmood Ahmed Khan
Sheeraz Shakoor Siddiqui
Muhammad Zubair

Abstract

Objective: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices of general surgical trainees regarding safe use of diathermy.

Methodology: In this cross-sectional Survey, 47 surgical trainees of the Civil Hospital Karachi, comprising PGY 1 through 4, were interviewed by questionnaires made up of five close-ended and three open-ended items.

Results: Majority of the trainees belonged to the first two years of training. More than 80% had no formal training in diathermy use. Most of them were found lacking in core knowledge and evidence-based practice of electrosurgery.

Conclusion: There was a high level of ignorance regarding current and established principles of diathermy use among surgical trainees at the Civil Hospital Karachi.

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Khan MA, Siddiqui SS, Zubair M. SAFE ELECTROSURGERY USE: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF SURGICAL TRAINEES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2015 May 12 [cited 2022 May 21];29(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1715
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Author Biographies

Mahmood Ahmed Khan

Consultant

Department of Surgery

Sheeraz Shakoor Siddiqui

Associate Professor

Department of General Surgery

Muhammad Zubair

Assistant professor

Department of Surgery

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