State-of-the-art simulation facility provides surgical training opportunities for WVU students and clinicians | WVU today

Dr. Brian Boone, assistant professor at WVU School of Medicine, is involved in simulated surgery using the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system that allows procedures to be performed on a dwarf or a cadaver. The system is part of the new operating room located at West Virginia University’s David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS), providing an interactive learning experience for learners of all skill levels—from medical students to college surgery. .
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New operating room in West Virginia University It offers an interactive learning experience for learners of all skill levels – from medical students to college of surgery.

located in WVU Health Sciences David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient SafetyThe new learning environment is open for the first full semester this fall.

STEPS is a state-of-the-art simulation center with fully responsive technology that provides students from all five Colleges of Health Sciences – dentistAnd the medicineAnd the NursingAnd the Opposite And the Public Health – With a safe position to improve their skills before confronting patients in everyday and critical care situations.

The new space is designed and equipped to simulate an actual operating room that will be used before WVU . Medicine surgeons. The space contains high-resolution models that simulate the functions of the human body, anesthesia machines, Da Vinci Robot Assisted Surgical System That allows actions to be performed on an elf or corpse, and the ability to record sessions for future review and teaching opportunities. Multidisciplinary teams can also take advantage of a training space that prepares them for the interactions they may encounter in a clinical setting.

“This operating room is designed to accommodate learners of all abilities,” Dan Summers, the director of STEPS, said. Medical school students under the supervision of experienced surgical faculty can perform surgical simulations with the da Vinci robot, students who complete their clinical courses can learn to perform anesthesia and analgesia elf a patient in preparation for surgery, and WVU residents can practice using both virtual and robotic trainers Actual prior to performing surgery on actual patients.

It benefits students and residents in their interactive education through hands-on learning opportunities. Simulations help them develop skills that they may not experience until much later in their careers, and as a result, improve patient care and safety and health outcomes.”

Since the operating room opened, many physicians have trained at the venue, providing a great asset to WVU medicine and the patients they serve. The training environment has also allowed WVU medical surgeons to provide specialized training to individuals outside the health system.

“We have been convicted robot bob A course for visiting faculty from an external institution, and the STEPS operating room has given us the ability to teach this complex surgical procedure in a real-world setting,” Dr. Brian Bonassistant professor at College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, He said. “Technology and equipment in the operating room enabled us to perform the procedure on a fluid-filled cadaver, which has remarkable tissue integrity and allows surgeons to master the steps as if they were operating on a patient.

“Having 24/7 robotic surgical training is also a tremendous resource for our trainees. This facility positions WVU as one of the premier destinations for robotics training in the country.”


sd / 09/12/22

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