New Simulation Equipment

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Designed for Good

On December 17, 2015, our Lyman A. Brewer III, MD Sim Center received new simulation equipment – hyst-sim and lap-sim, respectively. Multiple randomized published studies have demonstrated that the skills practice during both short-term and long-term training with this equipment are directly transferable to the operating room.

“With the acquisition of this best-in-industry minimally invasive surgery simulation equipment, we can more rapidly prepare our residents for the surgical theater,” says WMMC’s Ob/Gyn Residency Program Director Dr. Cinna Wohlmuth, instrumental in securing the two grants from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) that helped fund the acquisition of the equipment.

“We anticipate that integrating this equipment into the WMMC Simulation Center will assist in our goal to become leaders in the local simulation training community,” adds Dr. Ronald Johnson.

The availability of this kind of equipment at the Sim Center provides another opportunity for residents to continually practice, refine and perfect their surgical skills and move to the next level of surgical competency. The Center has also obtained collaborative software allowing the unprecedented ability to conduct interdisciplinary team training for improving surgical team skills.

Continued advances in procedural technology challenges the healthcare team to proactively update skills and level of competency. Forward-thinking people like Dr. Johnson and Dr. Wohlmuth remind us that the best way to stay abreast of technological change is to embrace it.

We look forward to the numerous accomplishments the next generation of residents trained at our Sim Center will bring to the table.

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