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Surg Radiol Anat. 2017 Feb;39(2):211-217. doi: 10.1007/s00276-016-1715-9. Epub 2016 Jun 17.

SIM Life: a new surgical simulation device using a human perfused cadaver.

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1
Service Chirurgie Viscérale Digestive et Endocrinienne, CHU Poitiers, Université de Poitiers, 2 rue de la Milétrie, BP 577, 86021, Poitiers Cedex, France. j.p.faure@chu-poitiers.fr.
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Service Urologie, CHU Poitiers; Université de Poitiers, 2 rue de la Milétrie, BP 577, 86021, Poitiers Cedex, France. j.p.faure@chu-poitiers.fr.
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Laboratoire Anatomie Biomécanique Simulation, Université de Poitiers, 6 rue de la Milétrie, BP 199, 86034, Poitiers Cedex, France. j.p.faure@chu-poitiers.fr.
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Laboratoire Anatomie Biomécanique Simulation, Université de Poitiers, 6 rue de la Milétrie, BP 199, 86034, Poitiers Cedex, France.
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Service Chirurgie Viscérale Digestive et Endocrinienne, CHU Poitiers, Université de Poitiers, 2 rue de la Milétrie, BP 577, 86021, Poitiers Cedex, France.
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Service Urologie, CHU Poitiers; Université de Poitiers, 2 rue de la Milétrie, BP 577, 86021, Poitiers Cedex, France.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

In primary and continuing medical education, simulation is becoming a mandatory technique. In surgery, simulation spreading is slowed down by the distance which exists between the devices currently available on the market and the reality, in particular anatomical, of an operating room. We propose a new model for surgical simulation with the use of cadavers in a circulation model mimicking pulse and artificial respiration available for both open and laparoscopic surgery.

METHODS:

The model was a task trainer designed by four experts in our simulation laboratory combining plastic, electronic, and biologic material. The cost of supplies needed for the construction was evaluated. The model was used and tested over 24 months on 35 participants, of whom 20 were surveyed regarding the realism of the model.

RESULTS:

The model involved a cadaver, connected to a specific device that permits beating circulation and artificial respiration. The demonstration contributed to teaching small groups of up to four participants and was reproducible over 24 months of courses. Anatomic correlation, realism, and learning experience were highly rated by users CONCLUSION: This model for surgical simulation in both open and laparoscopic surgery was found to be realistic, available to assessed objectively performance in a pedagogic program.

KEYWORDS:

Academic teaching; Cadaver; Simulators; Surgical simulation; Training

PMID:
27315801
DOI:
10.1007/s00276-016-1715-9
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