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!
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
- 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!
Roxanne Blanford is a seasoned writer and communications specialist who also manages social media and content marketing initiatives for CAE Healthcare (a global leader in comprehensive simulation-based healthcare training solutions). She provides insights and resources to the healthcare simulation community through articles that both advocate for the CAE brand and elevate the conversation surrounding the efficacy of simulation to help make healthcare safer. Originally from New York City, Ms. Blanford studied communications, digital marketing and media literacy at The New School, New York University, and the City University of New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Empire State College. She is currently based in Sarasota, Florida.