March 7, 2018By Roxanne Blanford

Watch How CAE Healthcare’s NeuroVR Revolutionizes Neurosurgical Training

While it is true that neurosurgery is primarily focused on treating brain-related conditions (tumors, aneurysms, vascular disorders and the like), neurosurgeons work with health issues that span the entire spectrum of the human nervous system. This includes the brain, but also the spinal cord, vertebral column, peripheral nerves and the extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Most of the time, a neurosurgeon may have no need to operate and instead provides non-surgical care. However, when a surgical solution is required (even one that is minimally invasive), expert level training is crucial in order to provide a patient with a skilled professional who can deliver the safest and most effective treatment possible. A specialized neurosurgical simulator is therefore, an absolute must!

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CAE NeuroVR: The Next Step in Neurosurgical Training is Here

With a growing emphasis on procedural efficiency, changes in surgical techniques, and limitations in training hours, neurosurgical students, and practitioners are challenged with finding training solutions that ensure competency, maintain skills and satisfy certification requirements — all at the same time.

In a successful bid to fill this training need, CAE NeuroVR (initially manufactured by the National Research Council of Canada and now sold and distributed, worldwide, by CAE Healthcare) was developed to elevate neurosurgery training to astounding new heights.

NeuroVR: Features & Training Benefits

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  • Practice open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery
  • Obtain life-like renderings of brain tissue, blood vessels, and tumors
  • Experience superior tactile feedback and realistic endoscopic views (including lens distortion effects, blurring, and tissue deformation)

Both surgical residents and seasoned neurosurgeons can use NeuroVR to practice, make errors, and progressively hone their surgical skills with absolutely no risk to actual patients. Neurosurgeons with trainees or professionals seeking to upgrade their own skills may contact CAE Healthcare for more information. Surgical residency programs and others with similar needs and interest in acquiring up-to-date skills in the latest neurosurgical protocols are likewise invited to reach out.

Learn more, do more, and get more from the high-quality simulation-based training available through CAE Healthcare.

Today’s sponsored article was guest authored by Roxanne Blanford, Writer, CAE Healthcare Simulation Blogger at CAE Healthcare. Have a story to share with the global healthcare simulation community? Submit your simulation news and resources here!

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