A low-cost stoma simulator.
Dagash H., Lakhoo K.
Stoma formation is a common paediatric surgical procedure and yet, there is no low-cost stoma model for technical skills training. We describe a low-cost low-fidelity simulator for stoma formation made from simple easily available materials using porcine bowel and skin. The model was introduced at a regional training day for paediatric surgical registrars. All the trainees rated it as excellent and life-like. We describe an inexpensive stoma model for simulation-based training in technical skills especially in low-middle-income countries (LMICs) due to the cost benefit.