Simulation in Vascular Surgery

  • Erica L. MitchellEmail author
  • Malachi G. Sheahan
  • Mélanie Schwiesow
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


Increasingly stringent restrictions of duty hours for residents have led to decreasing experience with complex open vascular interventions; simulation is a promising avenue for both skills training and skill assessment. Various different forms of simulation are now available including benchtop models, animal models, cadavers, and high-fidelity simulators. This chapter reviews the available modalities, the evidence supporting their use in both open and endovascular surgical training, components of a successful simulation training program, and the application of simulation training in the context of two academic centers – LSU and OHSU.


Vascular surgery Simulation Resident education Methods of assessment Endovascular skills training Simulation curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erica L. Mitchell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Malachi G. Sheahan
    • 2
  • Mélanie Schwiesow
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery – Division of Vascular SurgeryOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Department of Vascular Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA

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