Simbionix Introduces a Series of Training Curricula

Cleveland, OH: Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical simulation training and education products, is pleased to provide a series of simulation based curricula, to customers of theLAP Mentor™, GI Mentor™, BRONCH Mentor™ and the VirtaMed HystSim™.

The simulator curriculum is an important contributor to resident learning and to the success of skills centers. The curricula cover various multidisciplinary specialties, made available via MentorLearn™, the company’s web based Simulator Management System, which provides the optimal solution for managing training and education needs for the Simbionix line of simulators. MentorLearn utilizes an education oriented approach developed by market leaders with years of experience in using medical simulators. The system includes a library of ready-to-use simulator based courses which are provided in a standard format with the option to adapt to any format suitable for your institution, as well as a platform to design new training courses.

Currently available curricula for the LAP Mentor include for example, the ‘Imperial College Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Training Curriculum’ and the ‘Laparoscopic Surgical Skills (LSS) Curriculum’ developed by the LSS, an initiative by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). The curricula are suitable for all surgical specialties involving laparoscopic procedures, with a special focus on general surgery, bariatric surgery and gynecology and patient safety for OR nurses. Curriculum for the BRONCH Mentor, intended for physicians specializing in pulmonology, thoracic surgery, interventional pulmonology and critical care includes the ‘Bronchoscopy Hands-On Training Curriculum- Basics’, and for the GI Mentor ‘Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL) Flexible Endoscopy Training Curriculum’ intended for those specializing in gastroenterology, general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and internal medicine.

“Simbionix once again shows that our commitment to our customers goes beyond providing the most advanced medical training products,” commented Gary Zamler, Simbionix CEO. “We continue to enhance the simulators by adding training modules, and expanding learning opportunities by including curricula designed by leading educators. The simulation based courses may include online didactic content, proficiency based hands-on training and performance review and assessment, all for the purpose of providing the education programs and accrediting bodies with flexible yet complete training tools.”

Stop by Simbionix booth 8 at EAES, June 20-22, in Belgium, for a hands-on experience of the MentorLearn courses on the LAP Mentor.