German endovascular simulator provider Cathi has partnered with UK-based Vascular Simulation Solutions (VSS) to deliver the world’s first online training masterclass using endovascular simulation coupled with a structured curriculum, the company said in a press release. hurry.
At its heart is the Cathis simulator, which is fully functional with all standard software systems, including all iOS systems and Oculus VR (virtual reality).
Training is supported by a structured curriculum, delivered by specialist endovascular instructors with many years of clinical experience. The program is aimed at trainees specialized in each year of their course, medical students following a condensed course and interested interventionists. The scope of the package includes Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) for Carotid, Renal, Iliac, Femoral and Tibial Artery Angioplasties. In addition, the program includes training on emergency vascular cases such as ruptured aneurysms and visceral bleeding and trauma.
“The importance of periodic continuing education, training and structured programs of interventional procedures has been confirmed by many clinical experts around the world,” said Manuela Werner, General Manager of Marketing and Sales at Cathi. “With this joint venture between VSS and our company, we are combining high-level expertise with our near-to-reality simulation systems.”
Consultant Vascular Surgeon Abdullah Jibawi (Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, UK), who is helping to implement the new program, added: “We have designed our program with the end user in mind. in the smallest details. We want to meet the real need for training by allowing an increase in skills and step-by-step decision-making […] Our program introduces the ability to train interventionists over a specified period of time, followed by personalized exposure to a specific product line to refine their experience as needed.