Recently, Surgical Products spoke with Lucas Huang, co-founder of B-Line Medical about their simulation technology. Surgical Products: How did you get your start in simulation? Huang: Historically, foreign medical students that wanted to practice in the United States, they had to go to a center to test their interviewing and diagnostic skills with standardized patients, actors extensively trained to be patients.
Back in the late 1990s, Apple ran an ad campaign entitled “Think Different.” I was so enamored with the message and the feeling it helped embody that a full-page ad from the Wall Street Journal , which was part of that promotion, hung on my office walls for some time.
A nationwide study has confirmed the benefit of giving estrogen-lowering drugs before surgery to breast cancer patients. The treatment increased the likelihood that women could undergo breast-conservation surgery, also called lumpectomy, instead of mastectomy. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the study took place at 118 hospitals across the country and involved 352 postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast tumors.
Simulab offers the TraumaChild, a high-fidelity soft tissue simulator designed to train advanced trauma surgical skills. This simulated five-year-old breathes, bleeds and has replaceable tissues for a first cut experience. According to the company, the system can train on procedures such as: Cricothyroidotomy Percutaneous Tracheostomy Needle Decompression Pericardiocentesis Chest Tube Insertion Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage Additionally, features include: Anatomically correct five year old body form with articulating head Replaceable tissues bleed when cut, enhancing realism and obscuring student's vision Airway system powered by internal ventilator; providing an airway response to the trachea, lungs & thoracic cavity Anatomically and tactilely correct tissues are easy to replace and offer each student a first cut experience Designed with the course coordinator in mind with simplified cleaning and maintenance of replaceable parts Product components include: TraumaChild Body Form Replaceable Tissues Ventilator User's Guide/Instructor's Guide Maitenance Kit, including skin conditioning powder and arterial fluid Dissected DPL Sample Carrying Case For more information, visit www.
The Large Body System with Removable Monitor from 3-D Med is designed to remove the monitor from the trainer and set it on the included pedestal. This allows the user to drape the trainer and locate the monitor for best viewing visibility. The body is torso-like in size with 14 ports that provide flexibility for training and demonstration.
Sakura from Kyoto is a multi-purpose patient care positioning manikin used for teaching and learning hospital procedures. Sakura can sit upright without support. Soft, life-like materials and seamless limbs provide realistic hands-on training. Easy to set up and simple clean up for catheterization training.
State-of-the-art aquatic therapy will soon be a featured rehabilitation option for patients at UniHealth Post-Acute Care of Durhamin Durham, North Carolina. UPAC of Durha will offer patients a program that uses therapeutic warm water rehabilitation to reduce pain and improve mobility. UPAC selected HydroWorx for its therapy pool because of the unit's spaciousness and patient-focused features that include resistance jets for massage, exercise, and therapy; an adjustable depth that allows each patient to enter at floor level and be lowered gently into the water; a cushioned, low-impact treadmill on the pool floor; and underwater cameras with corresponding monitors for therapy evaluation and diagnosis.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Scientists announced a bold step in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA. While such work can evoke images of Frankenstein-like scientific tinkering, it also is exciting hopes that it could eventually lead to new fuels, better ways to clean polluted water, faster vaccine production and more.
Pacemaker reuse may be a safe, effective and ethical alternative to address the medical needs for people in Third World countries who couldn't otherwise afford therapy, according to a new study unveiled by the American Heart Association. Researchers examined pacemaker reuse compared with a control population of new device implantation in studies from 1975 to 2009.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) is the second most common weight loss procedure done in USA. The V-Band simulator developed at the interactive Medical Simulation Laboratory (iMedSim) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute trains surgeons and medical residents in this procedure before their operating room experience.
Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for a benign Mucinous Cystadenoma of the tail of the pancreas with Spleenectomy.
In this video, Dr. Donald S. Corenman goes over the anatomy and technique of lumbar microdiscectomy in an easy to understand step by step manner. This is the companion video to "Explanation of Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation and Leg Pain" by Donald S. Corenman, M.
This video show a simulated cholecystectomy procedure from the LapSim laparoscopic simulator. This simulation shows second part of the procedure where the gallbladder is being removed from the liver bed. The first part of the procedure is also available in LapSim. More information, visit http://www.
The universal Standard Via-Guard® suction set from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It clears fluids faster, saves time, eliminates excess inventory, reduces SKUs and lowers costs. The Vascular-Pediatric Via-Guard® extends the unique features to a wide range of use covering most suction requirements.