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P010: THE INFLUENCE OF AN ONLINE PLATFORM (HERNIA U) IN SURGICAL EDUCATION AND PATIENT MANAGEMENT
Diego L Lima, MD1; Raquel N C L Lima, MD2; Salvador Morales-Conde, MD3; Eduardo ParraDavila, MD4; Dalmir C Santos, phD2; Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc1; 1Montefiore Medical Center; 2Pernambuco Health College; 3Hospital Quironsalud Sagrado Corazon; 4Good Samaritan Medical Center-TENET Health
Objectives: Hernia U was created with the objective to expand the abdominal wall surgery educational landscape. It is an online platform where surgeons can register with no cost and subscribe for different activities: basic and deeper discussions regarding complex situations, live cases, video library and a podcast series. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of the platform (with more than 10,000 members) in patient management and surgical education.
Methods: A questionnaire was emailed to all members of Hernia U. The questionnaire was composed of 15 questions regarding the influence of Hernia U in surgical education and management of patients. Statistical analyses of the data were performed.
Results: The questionnaire was answered by 903 members. 752 (83.28%) were men. 27.49% were older than 50 years-old, 26.61% between 41 and 50 years-old, 17.18% between 36 and 40 years-old. When asked for how long they have been practicing surgery, 30.38% answered for more than 20 years, 26.83% between 11 and 20 years, 17.85% between 5 and 10 years. The gender had no influence in changing their practice after using the platform (p = .848). Spending between 1 and 5 hours in the platform weekly has 11.9 more chances to change the practice when compared to spending less than 1 hour. (p < .000). 1 hour: 33.67% had daily changes, 61.52% occasional changes. Between 1 and 5 hours: 56.61% occasional changes, 41.32% daily changes. 11.68% of the surgeons practicing for more than 20 years didn´t perform any changes to their practice. Surgeons practicing for a short time (less than 5 years, between 5 and 10 and 11 and 20) were more propense to change their practice after using the platform. However, this was not statistically significant.
Conclusion: Hernia U has allowed surgeons to change their surgical practice and to boost their surgical education. Surgeons spending between 1 and 5 hours weekly in the platform are more propense to adopt changes. Experience in the field had no relation to changing their practice.
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