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ASSERT’s research programme is explicitly undertaken to advance and support the delivery of real-world solutions in healthcare, healthcare education and healthcare technological innovation at a national and global level.
ASSERT is focused on supporting, designing, developing, enhancing and implementing interdisciplinary research that fosters and enables a community of academics, healthcare professionals and industry engage in a collaborative, cohesive and synergistic manner to achieve these solutions.
Maire Caitlin Casey, Eoin S O’Broin, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, CUH.
The ancient principle of primum non nocere is highly relevant when considering surgery of the lateral skull base and of the Temporal Bone.
The surgeon is required to carry out microscopic dissection in close proximity to the Brain, Facial Nerve, Sigmoid Sinus, Cochlea and Semi-Circular Canals, one tiny slip can have catastrophic effects on the patient!
Regular cadaveric dissection in the laboratory is the only way the surgeon can acquire the requisite skills necessary to carry out this very delicate surgery.
The ASSERT Centre provides a unique facility with work stations consisting of operating microscopes, electrical drills and surgical instruments; enabling surgeons in training to hone their skills in an appropriate setting for the ultimate benefit of their patients.
It is the only centre in Ireland which allows regular weekly access to surgeons and is under the governance of the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology at the South Infirmary/Victoria University Hospital Cork
A Proficiency-Based Progression Training Curriculum Coupled With a Model Simulat
Richard L. Angelo, M.D., Richard K. N. Ryu, M.D., Robert A. Pedowitz, M.D., Ph.D., William Beach, M.D., Joseph Burns, M.D., Julie Dodds, M.D., Larry Field, M.D., Mark Getelman, M.D., Rhett Hobgood, M.D., Louis McIntyre, M.D., and Anthony G. Gallagher, Ph.D., D.Sc. (2015)
The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, pp 1-18
Attempted establishment of proficiency levels for laparoscopic performance on a national scale using simulation: the results from the 2004 SAGES Minimally Invasive Surgical Trainer-Virtual Reality (MIST-VR) learning center study.
Van Sickle KR, Ritter EM, McClusky DA 3rd, Lederman A, Baghai M, Gallagher AG, Smith CD.
Surg Endosc. 2007 Jan;21(1):5-10. Epub 2006 Nov 16.
Clinical competence statement on carotid stenting: training and credentialing for carotid stenting–multispecialty consensus recommendations: a report of the SCAI/SVMB/SVS Writing Committee to develop a clinical competence statement on carotid interventions.
Rosenfield K, Babb JD, Cates CU, Cowley MJ, Feldman T, Gallagher A, Gray W, Green R, Jaff MR, Kent KC, Ouriel K, Roubin GS, Weiner BH, White CJ.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jan 4;45(1):165-74. Review. No abstract available.