The collaboration between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, and Orzone reached an important milestone this summer, when the team training operating room Orcamp was installed at Imperial College’s St. Mary’s Campus. Following the renovation of a complete floor in the clinical skills centre at St. Mary’s, the world’s first Orcamp installation will bring a multitude of research and training possibilities to Imperial College, never done before.
Focusing on advanced medical procedures, Orcamp facilitates training and assessment of multi-professional operating teams. Features include full-scale OR equipment such as x-ray equipment, patient table and screens, integration with available patient simulators, built-in technical and team exercises and assessment support according to validated rating scales. Since the x-ray is simulated and the patients are virtual, no radiation is emitted and no patients are put at risk while the medical teams are trained.
“We are proud to work with Imperial College, and will continue to support them in their exceptional research and training efforts” notes Petra Apell, CEO at Orzone.
About Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment - underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture. Since its foundation in 1907, Imperial's contributions to society have included the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. This commitment to the application of research for the benefit of all continues today, with current focuses including interdisciplinary collaborations to improve health in the UK and globally, tackle climate change and develop clean and sustainable sources of energy.
For more information, please contact Nina Offen.(Published 2010-07-07 00:00)