Currently, the people gluing on to the phones has increased to a great extent which is the reason for a number of other problems following the footsteps. The surgery students who spend most of their time on the screens of the smart devices have a tendency to lose their concentration and still hands during the plain and simple tasks like sewing up or stitching. It is a warning sign according to Professor Roger Kneebone from the Imperial College.
The smartphone overuse is causing a lot of problems for the students working in the surgery field and hence, there is an urgent need for looking into the current scenario. As per Kneebone, the students earlier did skip class or leave for some practical work or studying but in today’s generation, they leave for gluing on to the smart devices or any other addictive technologies. The medical students’ shift in interest towards the advancing technologies tends to take away their dexterity of developing skills and even handling materials. The surgeons need to have hands-on perfection in sewing and stitching which is currently devoid in the students owing to unstable hands.
The swiping on the 2D flat screen is piling up a lot of trouble for the medical students. The confidence and competitive nature in the hand-related tasks in the students are fading away which results in young professionals with excellent exam grades but low physical general knowledge. The creativity factor needs to be added in the curriculum for switching the students focus from their smartphones. The addition of music, drama, design and technology, or art in academics can help improve resourcefulness, technical skills, imagination, team-working, resilience, and problem-solving in the students. These skills will help the young ones shift direct their skills in the future and stay ahead of the robots. Nebraska engineer Ali Tamayol and his international colleagues have built a tiny dextran sugar-based stent that can stick to the inside of the adjacent ends of the clipped artery. These stents can dissolve easily without causing the sutures to leak.