The Simendo laparoscopy simulator is designed for all laparoscopic specialties, such as general surgery, gynaecology en urology. The simulator enables the user to train laparoscopic skills up to a high level and provides certification programs for novice and intermediate skills. The laparoscopy trainer is connected to our online scoring platform for certification and global competition in the laparoscopy Skills Arena.
- Novice curriculum
- Intermediate curriculum
- Bi-manual fundamentals curriculum
- Online certification
- Compete online against your peers
- Online support
- Unlimited registrations
- Connected to MySimendo.com
This exercise simulates the instrument movements for preparing tissue to create a proper working space. It focusses on left and right handed instrument handling. The trainee has to work horizontally and has to avoid unnecessary movements. Only small vertical movement of the beams are allowed during the exercise and the trainee is forced to work cooperate with the left and right instrument.
The trainee will learn to safely clip a vessel on four different locations. The vessel is in a common position for surgical and gynecologic operations. Both sides of the clip must be visible before clipping to make sure the vessel is fully closed. In total four clips have to be placed at four different positions.
Learns the basic principles for stitching with a curved needle. The trainee will learn how to manipulate, position and rotate a curved needle. The trainee will also learn how to rotate the wrist needed for stitching with to avoid collateral damage.
Here the trainee is forced to work at a very precise level with the left and right instruments together. The objects are highly sensitive and even small movements or leaning dice can cause the tower of dice to fall. If the trainee is able to finish this exercise he/she has obtained a high level of instrument control.
Teaches the basic principles for tying a knot. The exercise represents a single knot. During the ring and needle exercise the trainee has learned how to position the curved needle. The next step is to close a knot. The safest way to do this is by not holding the needle, as this is a sharp and solid object that can cause collateral damage. The trainee has to pull the thread horizontally (only minimal upward beam movement is allowed) to prevent tissue damage when closing the knot.
Learn the first motorial skills by picking up the marbles and dropping them in the holes.
Pick up the marbles and drop them in the holes while following the instrument with a scope.
Work bimanually by grabbing the iron spheres and placing them on the magnets.
Experience the importance of camera positioning. Grab the spheres and place them on the magnets while the camera is placed on the left side of the box.
Navigate the needle through the rings in a straight line by rotating and retracting the instrument at the same time.
Grab and place the marbles on the platform with a grasper while navigating, and experiencing the difficulties of handling, a 30 degrees scope.
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