We are, of course, very pleased that our latest product – Vascular Trauma Management – has been shown to offer an effective way for trauma surgeons to develop the new skills needed to potentially save more patients.
(PRWEB) November 17, 2014
Virtual reality helps change practice in trauma centers worldwide
Trauma is the main cause of death in individuals under 44 years of age in the US and accounts for over 40 million emergency room visits per year. Increased use of endovascular treatment methods, where small wires and catheters are threaded through a patient’s blood vessels, has the potential to offer great advantages in vascular trauma over traditional methods.
In the past, endovascular simulators have been successfully used to teach endovascular procedures to specialist physicians and medical teams. A recent study in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery now shows that the same training approach can also be applied to acute care surgeons. The surgeons used a simulator to practice the potentially life-saving REBOA (resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta) technique, in which a large balloon is inserted through the blood vessels into the lower aorta and inflated to prevent further blood loss. After the endovascular simulator course, significant improvements in procedural time and knowledge were achieved, regardless of the level of previous endovascular experience.
Göran Malmberg, CEO of Mentice, a Swedish-based supplier of endovascular simulators, comments on the study: “We are, of course, very pleased that our latest product – Vascular Trauma Management – has been shown to offer an effective way for trauma surgeons to develop the new skills needed to potentially save more patients. This training module is the first of its kind for the acute care market and we hope it will greatly accelerate the uptake of endovascular techniques within trauma centers and emergency departments around the world.”
The referenced study can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25058255
More information about Mentice and Vascular Trauma Management can be found at http://www.mentice.com/vascular-trauma-management-release/
Mentice is a world leader in medical simulation, providing qualified solutions for training, education and assessment opportunities. With a focus on minimally invasive techniques and procedures, Mentice develops simulation systems for training in a safe environment within the fields of endovascular intervention and minimally invasive surgery. The advantages of training with Mentice solutions are well documented enhancing clinical performance, reducing cost, and, in the long term, improving patient safety.
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