Video-based Coaching: Current Status and Role in Surgical Practice, Part II- Practical Implementation and Risk Mitigation from the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee

Deborah S. Keller, Vamsi V. Alli, Emily R. Winslow, Joel E. Goldberg, Ayaka Tsutsumi, Vanita Ahuja

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Introduction: Video-based surgical coaching is gaining traction within the surgical community. It has an increasing adoption rate and growing recognition of its utility, especially an advanced continuous professional growth tool, for continued educational purposes. This method offers instructional flexibility in real-time remote settings and asynchronous feedback scenarios. In our first paper, we delineated fundamental principles for video-based coaching, emphasizing the customization of feedback to suit individual surgeon’s needs. Method: In this second part of the series, we review into practical applications of video-based coaching, focusing on quality improvements in a team-based setting, such as the trauma bay. Additionally, we address the potential risks associated with surgical video recording, storage, and distribution, particularly regarding medicolegal aspects. We propose a comprehensive framework to facilitate the implementation of video coaching within individual healthcare institutions. Results: Our paper examines the legal and ethical framework and explores the potential benefits and challenges, offering insights into the real-world implications of this educational approach. Conclusion: This paper contributes to the discourse on integrating video-based coaching into continuous professional development. It aims to facilitate informed decision-making in healthcare institutions, considering the adoption of this innovative educational quality tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2876-2884
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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