The Simbionix VirtaMed TurpSim Virtual Reality Simulator provides a complete training curriculum for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy based on self practice without involving live patient.
The TurpSim simulator provides realistic simulation of the procedure challenges including obscured vision, irrigation and bleeding control.
It also includes a unique ‘Instructor’ Control Panel, which enables the instructor to initiate emergency scenarios, e.g. instrument failure and fluid overflow, during a training session by the instructor.
The system provides an extensive post-procedure debriefing report including objective performance assessment and optional expert-defined scores for the categories, such as resection, visualization, economy, safety and fluid handling.
TURP BASIC SKILLS MODULE:
The module contains 8 different basic tasks building up all skills required to safely perform a full TURP procedure.
Learners gain experience in identifying the anatomical landmarks, cystoscopy, understanding the BPH pathologic prostate, handling the loop electrode, safe resection, and learn how to safely control bleeding and irrigation during the procedure.
TURP FULL PROCEDURAL MODULES:
The VirtaMed TurpSim features a set of 8 different virtual patients in varying levels of difficulty.
Cases include small to large prostates with hypertrophies of both lateral and median lobes, presenting procedural challenges such as difficult access and heavy bleeding.
The module provides training on all aspects of the TURP procedure including resectoscope handling, safe resection of the different lobes and bladder neck incision, efficient pathology observation and complication and bleeding management.
Performance review provides feedback on the visualized landmarks, economy (procedure time, camera path, amount of fluid used, quantity of removed prostate), safety measures (number of non-coagulated bleeding, resection depth, capsule perforation), as well as feedback on complication handling (capsule perforations, heavy bleeding, veromontanum or sphincter resections).
NEW LASER BPH MODULE:
Trainees learn and practice different laser techniques to safely perform a complete laser BPH treatment. 8 complete patient cases differ in the size of the prostate, in the bleeding affinity of the virtual patient and in possible complications that may arise. For some patients, a median lobe removal solves the problem; in other cases hypertrophies of both lateral lobes make the intervention more challenging. Trainees learn to safely handle endoscope and laser fibre, perform vaporization, resection and/or enucleation of the different lobes, control bleeding during the procedure and manage complications with confidence.