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Robotic Surgery Skills Training

Virtual Reality Training and Assessment Courses

Duke Surgical Education and Activities Lab

Training by Appointment: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Overview

Utilizing, the dV Trainer virtual reality trainin g simulator, these courses have been designed in conjunction with Mimic Simulation, Inc to provide a curriculum that can be utilized to teach basic and advanced robotic skills. This course is designed to provide surgeons an initial skills training experience in robotic surgery skills, and to provide practicing surgeons a method of self-assessment. (This course is performed on newly released Mimic 2.0 software platform that provides advanced training modules in suturing, and enhanced scoring metrics not available in backpack simulators.)

The Basic Course is an introductory skills training course that gives surgeons an initial skills training experience in utilizing the robotic system. The course focuses on teaching the basic robotic controls and instrumentation usage.

The Advanced Course is aimed at teaching advanced knot tying and suturing skills. This course can be used by novice surgeons before initial clinical experience and by surgeons looking to learn more advanced skills.

Note: This is not a proficiency course, an assessment is generated that shows the learners’ results when compared to national expert proficiency standards. Results are intended to be used a guideline assessment.

 

Audience

This course is aimed at novice and experienced surgeons practicing or looking to practice robotic surgery, and is intended to be used as follows:

Basic Course

  • Novice Surgeons looking for an initial experience in robotic skills training, before committing to FDA Training
  • Hospitals / Medical Director’s looking for an independent assessment of robotic surgery skills for initial privileging or OPPE compliance
  • Experienced surgeons looking for an independent assessment of their current skill level

Advanced Course

  • Novice Surgeons looking for a training experience between the FDA Training Course and clinical practice
  • Hospitals / Medical Directors looking for an independent assessment of robotic surgery skills for initial privileging or OPPE compliance
  • Experienced surgeons looking for an independent assessment of their current skill level

Course Objectives

These courses are skills-based training courses, are intended to teach basic robotic surgery skills in the following areas:

  • Endowrist manipulation
  • Energy and Dissection
  • Camera Control
  • 3rd Arm Control
  • Needle Placement and Driving
  • Suturing and Knot Tying

 

D V Trainer

MSim 2.0 Surgical Simulation Platform is the latest simulation platform , featuring highly realistic scenarios, high quality 3D models of virtual instruments, state of the art rendering, advanced suturing and knot tying exercises. The simulator closely matches the ergonomics of the Intuitive da Vinci platform, and was the platform used to develop backpack da Vinci simulators. The MSim 2.0 is a leap in technology from the backpack simulators, adding suturing and more advanced and realistic rendering.

​MScore

The MScore metric system is backed by data from expert surgeons, and provides objective measure in the following metrics that can be used to benchmark individual performance:

  • Time to Completion
  • Economy of Motion
  • Instrument Collision
  • Number of Drops
  • Missed Targets
  • Blood Loss
  • Broken Vessels
  • Misapplied Energy
  • Instruments out of View
  • Master Workspace Range
  • Excessive instrument Force
  • Overall Score

Course attendees will complete assessment reports of all exercises completed.

Sponsored by Duke University School of Medicine

Accreditation 
Duke University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Duke School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director
Ranjan Sudan, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Surgical Education and Activities Lab
Duke University School of Medicine

Registration
 
Basic Course $150
Advanced Course $150
 

To schedule a course, please contact:

Layla Triplett
Simulator Lab Coordinator
layla.triplett@duke.edu
919- 613-1767

Lab Location
Duke Surgical Education and Activities Lab
Duke South, White Zone Room 3581
200 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27705 (Please use patient parking)

Duke University is a recognized Mimic Simulation Research Partner.