By collaboration between CIRSE and Orzone during the CIRSE congress in Valencia, educational sessions were performed in Orcamp with great success. A new level of team training was introduced. Training sessions based on a curriculum developed in partnership with Prof. Jon Moss (Glasgow/UK), participating radiologists and vascular surgeons were given the opportunity to practice uterine artery embolisation (UAE). The procedure was performed in the completely new life-like and risk-free hybrid training operating room – Orcamp, developed by Orzone.
The Curriculum was based on standard practice and UAE quality improvement guidelines which involved a theoretical background and hands-on training. The sessions were quickly filled at the beginning of the conference and a total of eight sessions were completed. The actual training equipment in Orcamp include; c-arm, control panel, operating table, monitors and for this occasion a simulated patient; the VIST®-C, developed by Mentice.
Participating proctors from CIRSE faculty were; Dr Paol Erik Andersen/DK, Dr Nigel Hacking/UK, Prof Lars Lönn/DK, Prof Jon Moss/UK, Prof Jean-Pierre Pelage/FR, Dr Iain Robertson/UK and Dr Raman Uberoi.
A face validity study was performed during the conference and preliminary results have been analyzed by Prof. Anthony Gallagher and Prof Lars Lönn, showing delegates trained in the Orcamp educational sessions believe team training is essential (>80%) and an overwhelming 93% found simulation based training in a hybrid room useful for their practice.
Prof. Jim A. Reekers, M.D., FCIRSE, FSIR, - former president of CIRSE and one of the main initiators to the collaboration emphasises; "The Orcamp experience is a major step forward, moving from personal skill training to team training in a real-life environment. This has great potential and implications for IR training".
Orcamp is a state-of-the-art technical framework for training and assessment of technical/non-technical skills and human interaction processes, i.e. cognitive and multidisciplinary team training. Orcamp can be used with or without the simulated equipment and is suitable for training of a large variety of disciplines. The actual training equipment in the Orcamp include a c-arm with simulated X-ray, control panel, operating table and monitors.
The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) is a non-profit making, educational and scientific association aiming to improve patient care through the support of teaching, science, research and clinical practice in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. The Society has over 4,500 individual members and, among other activities, organises an Annual Scientific Congress. With over 5,600 delegates, 5,000 m2 of technical exhibition and over 200 hours of educational and scientific content streamlined around seven major topics CIRSE 2010 was Europe's largest and most comprehensive forum for minimally invasive image-guided therapy. CIRSE 2011 will take place in Munich, Germany from 10-14 September 2011.
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For more information, please contact Nina Offen.(Published 2010-10-05 00:00)