Surgical Science’ medical simulators offer clinicians the most realistic hands-on experience in medical training using surgical simulators to perform Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and interventional procedures, at no patient risk.
NEW: Preoperative Warm-Up
Studies show the many benefits of preoperative warm up. Whether your team is rusty following COVID-19 surgery hiatus, you have a small hospital that occasionally sees certain procedures, your educational institution has new surgeons, or there is a desire to perform preoperative warm-up prior to entering the OR, Surgical Science has a new solution that may be of interest.
Rehearsal of key procedural exercises has been recommended in a large number of studies. However, given the post-pandemic situation, this has never been more justified. As everyday surgical procedures resume following the COVID-19 pandemic’s delay of elective surgeries, it is an opportunity to refresh skills. For others, a pause in routine education may have impacted skill retention – especially when facing an unusual patient load upon return.
Simbionix simulators will gradually start providing preoperative warm-up packages. This is supported by studies that show that rehearsal improves outcomes/patient safety through reduced errors, improved precision and shortened procedure time.
The new warm-up exercises take 10 – 20 minutes and provide focused hands-on pre-surgical practice. This refresher is optimally conducted on simulators near the OR so that the experience is within one hour prior to surgery.
Available at this time are preoperative warm-up packages on the RobotiX Mentor, LAP Mentor (laparoscopy), GI Mentor (endoscopy) BRONCH Mentor (bronchoscopy) and ANGIO Mentor (endovascular). These are particularly useful and affordable on the table-top versions of these simulators. The warm-up packages are available on our stationary simulation platforms as well.
Ask us for more information about our warm-up packages and tabletop/fixed simulators.
Our state-of-the-art technology provides surgeons, interventionists, nurses and technicians with a robust platform to learn and master critical skills to ensure procedural efficiency and promote quality outcomes. The systems offer a range of basic and advanced procedures, and incorporate detailed and complete metrics for skill assessment.
The user is free to practice skills and perform procedures until the required proficiency is attained. In addition, difficult and uncommon procedures may be practiced at any time. This maximizes consistency to optimize learning, providing a clear advantage over relying solely on available patient care opportunities.
What makes a simulator great?
“A surgeon or endoscopist should be able to work with instruments in an environment that feels just like that of working on a real patient. There should not be the feeling of a game or artificial environment. Only Surgical Science has worked closely with physicians to develop a continuous improvement of a simulated environment.”
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