Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

Various medical training institutions have found that incorporating laparoscopic simulation into their curriculum not only enhances training outcomes, but also supports better patient care. Residents can gain from VirtaMed’s years of experience and know-how in laparoscopy education and training, and could enter the operation room with confidence.

LaparoS™ - Next Generation Laparoscopic Training

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VitraMed LaparoS™

  • Motivational learning with proficiency-based progression
  • Innovative laparoscopic skills training derived from verified concepts
  • Condensed sequences teach key skills in realistic anatomical settings
  • Starts with patient safety: trocar placement and abdomen positioning

What stands out is that LaparoS™ includes the whole procedural preparation: the positioning of the patient and the placement of the trocars. Then there is the practical part – the step-by-step learning across different levels.”

Dieter Hahnloser, Professor and Head Physician Visceral Surgery, CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Dieter Hahnloser says that LaparoS™ simulator allows for preparation training for surgery"

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Patient position

Start training by making the patient lie in the right position in relation to the operative team. The organs have individual and real-time movements.

Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

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Active Trocars™

Sophisticated tissue feedback provides the sense of touching, lifting and applying tension to the replicated organs and tissues.

Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

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Train together

Along with an assistant, surgeons can learn to master their devices with the help of a camera, which perfectly prepares them for the operating room.

Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

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Modules

LaparoS™ essential skills

The LaparoS™ facilitates the best setup to practice essential laparoscopic skills and provides the advantage of mixed reality training. Proficiency-based feedback from objective feedback metrics helps residents to speed up their learning curve.

Using the 0° and 30° optic simulation, residents can become proficient in eye-hand coordination, camera navigation and ambidextrous psychomotor skills. All instruments feature authentic ring handles and virtual instrument tips, like scissors, clip applicators and atraumatic graspers.

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LaparoS™ general surgery

The process begins with positioning the patients in supine or reverse Trendelenburg and placing Active Trocars™ for the instruments and scope. Residents could stand side-by-side with a co-worker or get trained in stand-alone mode.

The insertion of a laparoscope helps assess the entire insufflated peritoneal cavity during the introduction of more instruments and trocars. A combination of electrosurgical instruments and blunt dissection can be used to feel tissue feedback that is specific to each organ.

Condensed training cases target adverse events and specific skills. This enables residents to focus more on repeating and grasping every skill individually. Rare Situs Inversus totalis patient cases can be used to improve ambidextrous and non-dominant hand skills.

Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

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LaparoS™ gynecology laparoscopy

The patient is first moved to the Trendelenburg position, and Active Trocars™ is placed for the scope and instruments. Residents could stand side-by-side with a co-worker or get trained in stand-alone mode.

Residents can improve through training cases for anatomy identification, diagnostic laparoscopy, cutting and clipping. They can also progress through additional training cases obtained from highly realistic situations, like tubal adhesions, tubal ligation, salpingectomy, cystectomy, hysterectomy and management of ectopic pregnancies.

The platform can also be used with the VitraMed GynoS™ Hysteroscopy training modules to render in-depth training according to ABOG, ACGME and ACOG milestones.

Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

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Platforms

VitraMed laparoscopic platform

An anatomically correct abdomen model included in the VitraMed LaparoS™ can be used for (reverse) Trendelenburg positioning suitable for the training case. Free choice of portals allows trainees to efficiently handle the instrument with different trocar placements. For simulation, realistic laparoscopic devices have been adapted with complete freedom of movement with authentic haptic interactions. The simulator has been improved for ergonomic training with a movable multi-touch screen and an adjustable operative height.

The VitraMed LaparoS™ is a multidisciplinary platform that allows users to quickly switch between laparoscopy and additional VitraMed modules and anatomies, such as UroS™, ArthroS™ and GynoS™.

Laparoscopy procedural preparation with the LaparoS™

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