Peritonsillar abscesses are usually managed by junior and non-specialist medical staff, therefore there is an increasing need to provide them with practical training. Simulation is known to be a valuable tool in medical education; low-fidelity simulation models can introduce learners to new technical skills while remaining low-cost and logistically easy to deliver. We have developed a low-cost peritonsillar abscess drainage simulator tested by 117 junior doctors. Learners rated this model highly for developing skills specific to peritonsillar abscess drainage, such as headlight usage and depth perception; it also increased their confidence overall.
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