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Improve Clinical Proficiency and Performance

Simulation is a powerful path to shortened learning curves, increased confidence, and standardized training for medical professionals. A study, published in the AJS, found that the error rate of residents during their initial 10 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, were reduced by more than 60% following proficiency-based simulation training. Click on the button to read about the Karolinska study where error rates were reduced with simulation training.

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User Stories

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Hospitals and medical training centers around the world use our simulators to increase their clinical proficiency. Learn how, and get inspired!

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An Introduction to Medical Simulation

For centuries, most trainee doctors and surgeons served their apprenticeships by shadowing more experienced practitioners. The famous ‘see one, do one, teach one’ model was thought to be the best way to prepare inexperienced surgeons for the operating room. But it also meant trainees were often required to perform ‘live’ procedures on patients before they were ready.

Simulation creates endless opportunities for practice and instills greater confidence in trainees. It also allows trainers to shorten the learning curve and introduce uniformity into training programs, ensuring mandatory standards of proficiency are met. Download our whitepaper for an introduction to medical simulation.

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From Manikins to Virtual Reality – Understanding the Range of Medical Simulators

Simulation is an essential part of medical training. But simulation tools have evolved considerably over time, with the most basic anatomical models replaced by state-of-the-art simulators that use data science and virtual reality to create computer-generated environments that fully immerse trainees in the learning process.

Our free white paper looks at the various simulation devices that are available to help teach the next generation of medical professionals. We look at the features, benefits, and things to consider across a range of simulation tools

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Saving Money With Simulation

It is broadly accepted that simulation provides many benefits in healthcare education, but some facilities are reluctant to incorporate it into their training programs due to concerns over costs.

Now, for the first time, extensive research has shown that the use of simulation in healthcare education can actually significantly reduce costs, as well as improving trainee proficiency.

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The Learning Curve

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Are your residents receiving consistent and effective training? Are they taking longer than expected to become proficient in fundamental skills? Is their skill level sufficient for them to enter the clinical settings?

This graph displays the learning curve for a typical resident and emphasizes the role of simulation in shortening training time for essential skills like instrument manipulation. By incorporating simulation training, residents are better prepared, safer, and more confident when working with actual patients.

Learn more about clinical training and how simulation is used in the UK.

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Proven Technology

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With 400+ validation studies and 10+ million completed simulation sessions by physicians in training, we know that our simulation makes a difference. Browse all our validation studies here.

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The Realism of Simulation

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When it comes to medical simulation training, you may think it’s simply a matter of holding a joystick and wearing a head-mounted display. But it’s so much more than that.

At Surgical Science, we provide a realistic training experience that goes beyond just the visuals. With our simulators, you’ll have real instruments or replicas in your hands and experience a realistic simulation of tissue responses to your interventions, including tactile feedback where relevant. On the screen, you’ll see and experience accurate kinematics, including normal anatomy and pathologies.

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Training Benefits of Simulation

  • Train without risk to patients, reducing errors in first operations
  • Shorten the learning curve and be more prepared for surgery
  • Train more effectively compared to traditional methods
  • Learn 24/7 and accelerate the time needed to gain competency
  • Receive standardized, objective, data driven feedback
  • Work at your own pace and reduce demands on supervision time
  • Practice entire surgical procedures and experience the realities of the OR

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