SURGICAL SCIENCE AT IMSH 2023

Surgical Science joins leading medical simulation companies under one roof, with unparalleled know-how, experience, and expertise. We all share one passion: to deliver state-of-the-art medical training simulators for the global healthcare community.

During IMSH you will be able to experience our full simulator line, including new simulators and content, delivering deliberate training to even more medical specialties. See how you can expand your SIM-center audience with new specialties such as paediatrics, veterinary medicine and trauma care.

IMSH Learning Lab:
Proficiency-Based Training – Newly Available Tools

Presentor: Gilat Noiman
Mon. Jan.23 #220D at 10:00

In this lab we will review a proficiency-based approach to hands-on training and assessment, addressing various virtual simulators all sharing a single training management system.  

Standardized self-directed training, individually paced mastery learning, objective assessment with set or customized proficiency benchmarks – can all contribute to the meaningful utilization of simulators, optimizing the learning curve towards demonstrated proficiency, confidence, and eventually – improved patient results.

Learning Objectives: 

  • At the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • Construct a structured curriculum on a simulator, including cognitive and technical aspects of the addressed subject
  • Describe how captured performance metrics can be integrated as proficiency benchmarks
  • Initiate a data collection project to set benchmarks upon 
  • Better know the available tools at your disposal when building a self-directed training curriculum

SIMBIONIX SIMULATORS AND LATEST RELEASES

Simbionix TraumaVR

The Ultimate Mix of Manikin and VR Simulation – coming soon

The TraumaVR simulator combines a manikin and real instruments with immersive VR simulation. This provides trainees with an unprecedented training opportunity of psychomotor and cognitive knowledge and skill acquisition in airway management. With the most realistic virtual reality environment, it embeds trainees in the stressful situation, unlike any other simulator.

Get your trainees ready to respond to a range of patient’s anatomy and pathology to allow limitless hands-on training.

Available training scenarios:

  • Pre-hospital urgent patient care, including tracheal intubation, patient stabilization and complete primary care management.
  • Hospitalized patients, including tracheal intubation, moderate sedation, and complete patient management
  • Proctored solo or team training in urgent and complex airway situations

Peripheral Nerve Block module

A new training opportunity on the Simbionix PERC Mentor Suite
The module contains procedural tasks and clinical cases for the training of ultrasound-guided upper extremity nerve block. Trainees can practice 3 common approaches – interscalene, supraclavicular and infraclavicular.

The procedural tasks offer step-by-step guided scenarios of the different approaches with various anatomies, needle positioning, diameter and depth. The simulated steps include ultrasound evaluation, ultrasound-guided needle insertion and verification.

Pediatric Ultrasound

A new pediatric platform joins the Simbionix’ Ultrasound Mentor family
The new Pediatric Ultrasound simulation platform offers realistic hands-on practice of a wide range of procedures and scenarios dedicated to diagnostic pediatric ultrasound, starting with the new eFAST and Abdominal modules to Cardiac, Lung and more to come. The new modules come with all familiar Ultrasound Mentor educational features such as self-guided cases, 3D anatomical map, measurement tools and more.

With the new pediatric platform, we provide pediatric clinicians a new opportunity to learn, train and gain proficiency.

Simbionix ARTHRO Mentor

Meniscal Repair Module
The Meniscal Repair Module is a hands-on training tool for medical professionals to learn and practice the steps of arthroscopic meniscal repair using an all-in approach.

The module features a range of common knee joint pathologies and allows users to learn how to diagnose and identify relevant issues, choose the best tools and techniques, and determine the necessary number of sutures for a complete repair of a meniscal tear.

This module offers a structured and comprehensive way to improve skills in a validated and safe environment.

Simbionix LAP Mentor

Distal Gastrectomy Module
The Distal Gastrectomy Module is a hands-on training tool designed to help medical professionals practice and improve their skills in performing the distal gastrectomy procedure.

The module guides users through the key steps of the surgery, including anatomy identification, incision, and dissection of specific regions. Users can also practice a preoperational evaluation by exploring the abdominal cavity and identifying the presence of tumors and metastasis. The module provides an opportunity to practice techniques such as incision of the omentum, gastrocolic ligament, and mesentery, and helps users avoid potential complications such as injury to the colon, stomach, and gastroepiploic vessels.

This product offers a structured and comprehensive way to improve skills in validated and safe environment.

LAP Express:
Veterinary Curriculum – Canine Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Prof. Boel Fransson from Washington State University worked with us to develop the first canine laparoscopic curriculum for the LAP Mentor Express simulator. This virtual reality simulation-based curriculum for canine laparoscopic cholecystectomy, presented at ACVS veterinary meeting, will become available in the near future.

“We haven’t had this sort of technology – it’s a game changer,” Fransson said. “The beauty with these systems is they give you an opportunity to make mistakes, and you will make mistakes when you first learn, but we don’t want those mistakes to happen in a live animal.”

Simbionix GI Mentor

Diagnostic EUS Curriculum (Coming Soon) Developed in Collaboration with ASGE
The ASGE and Surgical Science collaboration represents a strategic initiative to guide development of new educational content, simulator learning modules and assessment metrics, and subsequent validation techniques of such training to ensure safe and effective adoption. Initial focus will be on accelerating learning and simulated experience in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

“The use of GI simulation needs to further evolve, particularity to aid in the standardized attainment of complex procedure skills such as for ERCP and EUS, as they require a high level of technical, cognitive and non-technical competence,” said Bret Petersen, MD, MASGE, ASGE President. “ASGE is pleased to partner with Surgical Science to add simulation-based training to our portfolio of educational offerings for all segments of our membership.”

MentorLearn Curricula Management System

New Quiz Feature

This feature allows proctors and course directors to integrate knowledge tests in customized courses, during certain course assignments, such as prior to / following completion of didactic tasks or following hands-on training.

As a program director or course administrator, you can review trainee progress, completion rate and automatically assign them to simulation training once they pass the knowledge test you created.

Using MentorLearn Cloud, administrators and learners will be able to access the quiz from their mobile phone.

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