LapSim 2020 Update

LapSim 2020 Update

LapSim – the leading virtual reality training simulator – is celebrating it’s biggest and best update yet! With a New-look user interface, improved feedback metrics and a new instructor cloud portal. LapSim is easier to use and more effective at teaching surgical...
Does VR Training Improve Surgical Proficiency?

Does VR Training Improve Surgical Proficiency?

An interesting paper from Clinical Orthopeadics and Related Research on the effectivness of virtual reality (VR) training. This newly published study examines surgical proficiency in orthopedic procedures with and without VR training. And it turns out that VR training...
Get ready for the reopening of elective surgeries

Get ready for the reopening of elective surgeries

As elective surgeries begin to reopen, it’s time to remind your residents and surgeons how important ‘warming up’ can be for patient safety. This study, Warm-up in a VR Environment Improves Performance in the Operating Room [1], shows how warming up on VR simulators...
Simulation training and patient outcomes

Simulation training and patient outcomes

Surgical Science spoke with Dr. James Cooke, the executive director of the Clinical Simulation Center at Michigan Medicine about simulation training and how it can help improve patient outcomes. Hi James, how do you use simulation in your residents’ program? Here at...
How VR simulation training fully prepares students

How VR simulation training fully prepares students

Traditional box training prepares students for examinations but can it fully prepare them for the real situations they’ll face in surgery? Some medical schools, including Yale, believe students are better prepared for the operating room when VR simulation training...

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