EP BASIC SKILLS MODULE
Provides practice on core skills in a virtual, non anatomical environment as well as a medical (fluoroscopic) environment.
The skills include:
- EP catheter maneuvering, using the handle
- Eye- hand coordination
- Identification of different parts of the anatomy
The module includes 7 cases. Objectives are to navigate either through a 3D cyber maze or a cardiac anatomy and touch different targets by manipulating the deflectable catheters. Each task displays anatomies of different diameters and vessel’s tortuosity. In some of the cases, the user is required to identify certain anatomical locations and manipulate the EP catheter to the relevant targets.
Some of the cases also include tasks such as manipulating and placing a lasso mapping catheter at the pulmonary veins and using an ablation catheter to ablate and create ablation lines in specific locations in the heart.