The VirtaMed PelvicSim™ provides training for uterine sounding and IUD insertion without risk to live patients. Learners use real intrauterine devices (IUDs) and original instruments, including a speculum and tenaculum forceps. The SimProctor™ feature allows self-guided training with tips and tricks to improve performance, and the patient comfort scale offers feedback on how the patient is feeling. The VirtaMed PelvicSim™ is available on a pelvic model that can be mounted on a display cart with a height-adjustable touch screen, or the mobile model can be purchased on its own for use at conferences or training sessions.
“What I like best about the VirtaMed PelvicSim™ is the combination of real tactile sensation provided by the pelvic model and the large variety of training scenarios thanks to virtual reality simulation. PelvicSim™ gives detailed instructions on what to do and what not to do, as well as immediate feedback when something is going wrong. I am convinced that the VirtaMed PelvicSim™ will improve education in gynecology, and thus enhance patient safety and comfort.”
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Bajka, MD
Medical adviser for Bayer Switzerland & Europe
MSD, Hygis SA
The VirtaMed PelvicSim™ training modules allow physicians to practice motor skills and correct placement of intrauterine devices. The VirtaMed PelvicSim™ uterine sounding module contains cases of anteverted and retroverted uterine cavities as well as nulliparous and parous patient cases. Learners use a speculum to manipulate the version and flexion of the uterus with a tenaculum forceps. The IUD cases allow physicians to practice placement of the Mirena®, Skyla/Jaydess® or ParaGard® in anteverted or retroverted uteri.
The VirtaMed HystSim™ for hysteroscopy training can be combined with the VirtaMed PelvicSim™ on the same pelvic model for more training options. The VirtaMed HystSim™ offers a spectrum of hysteroscopy cases for beginners to advanced practitioners. Residents can prepare for their first procedures with the essentials module: they can learn to correctly access and navigate, handle the hysteroscope, to take a biopsy or remove polyps with scissors or a grasper. In more advanced modules, learners can perform polypectomies, myomectomies, an endometrium ablation and handle a variety of challenging cases, including multiple pathologies, a septum and severe bleedings.
The VirtaMed simulator family incorporates highly realistic graphics, bleeding and fluid behavior with superb tactile feedback. Learners can access an endless variety of pathologies and anatomies based on MRI and CT data from real patients. The SimProctor™ feature delivers self-guided training for beginners, and all levels of learners are instantly and objectively assessed through expert-defined scoring. All of the simulators support multiple languages, which can be changed in seconds.