For the surgical procedures please rate the educational effectiveness of the model in
learning the skill using the following Likert Scale (1 = very poor, 2 = poor,
3 = satisfactory, 4 = very good, 5 = excellent)
Recognizing the concerns for using animal models for learning surgical skills and the
need to find a nonanimal model, please rate the degree to which you think the
TraumaMan is a suitable model for learning surgical skills in the ATLS course.
Please use the following Likert scale (1 = not suitable, 2 = acceptable, 3 = very
acceptable, 4 = excellent)
Would you recommend the TraumaMan as a substitute for the animal model? (Yes,
Neutral, No)
Overall, if there were no ethical or animal model concerns, which model will you
Overall, considering all factors (animal concerns, suitability of the models, financial,
etc.) which model would you recommend?
Box 1: Survey to compare the effectiveness of the porcine model versus TraumaMan for teaching ATLS surgical skills.