This training program certifies your laparoscopic trainees up to a high level of basic laparoscopic skills. The trainer provides certification programs for novice and intermediate skills. The next phase will be surgical skills in a basic environment, such as placing a mesh and electrosurgery.Videos » Publications » Purchase »
The novice curriculum focuses on the fundamental skills in a static environment and teaches the trainee to convert movements from a 3D environment to a 2D screen, getting used to the difficulty of the instruments having only 4 degrees of freedom, and working in a spherical coordinate system.
Tracking parameters are time, instrument path length, collisions, errors and camera aiming.
The intermediate curriculum focuses on bimanual instrument handling in a dynamic environment. The trainee will learn to work with two instruments together to perform a single task. Every exercise is based on a procedural movement that is frequently performed in laparoscopic surgery.
Tracking parameters are time, instrument path length, displacement of objects and errors.
Pick up the spheres and place them in the holes gently.
Use your camera and instrument together to pick up the spheres and place them in the holes. Keep the camera aiming circle blue by having the instrument fully visible on your screen.
Grab both ends of the yellow ribbon and pull it along the white line.
Same exercise as 'Stretch', except the camera position has changed. Experience the effects of misorientation.
Grab the needle and manoeuvre it carefully through both rings. Do not touch the rings with the needle or instrument.
Four spheres are hidden behind the wooden box. Use the 30° camera to find them. Grab all spheres and place them on top of the box.
Drop the spheres in the holes hidden underneath the box-sliders. This exercise teaches you to work bimanually, keeping one instrument steady while working with the other instrument.
Accurately place four clips on the vessel at the indicated purple indicators. While applying a clip, both sides of the clip must be visible to make sure the vessel is sealed properly.
Carefully move the curved needle through the ring and pass it over to the other instrument. This exercise teaches to manipulate a curved needle by rotating your wrist, used for suturing.
Stack the dice on the round disk in the middle. Carefully balance the dice on top of each other. This exercise teaches to work gently and precisely.
First, put the thread underneath the beam. Tie a single square knot around the green part of the beam. Pick up the green end of the thread with the green instrument and the blue end with the blue instrument. Loop around the blue (right-hand) instrument.