This study states that Simulation has an increasingly prominent role in modern vascular surgery training. However, it is important to understand how simulation is most effectively delivered to best use the time and resources available. The aim of this narrative review is therefore to critically appraise open technical skill acquisition in the operating room environment and provide recommendations for the future development of evidence-based simulation for open vascular surgery.

A systematic search strategy was used to retrieve relevant studies from PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, EMBASE, and the Cochrane databases in July 2019. Included papers were independently screened by two reviewers. Data were subsequently extracted using a standardized proforma and thematically analyzed. Thirteen studies were included. All demonstrated that simulation is effective in improving confidence and/or competence in performing open technical skills when assessed by previously validated metrics.

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