Utilizing Surgical Science’s MentorLearn to Manage Simulators and Improve Outcomes
MentorLearn Cloud is Surgical Sciences’ end-to-end data management platform, which provides an intelligent vision on performance and simulator usage data anywhere. MentorLearn is used for managing medical simulation-based training and educational needs. This web-based, mobile-friendly software provides sim center managers a single access point to all Simbionix simulators. Medical simulation program directors and skills lab staff can use MentorLearn to easily and remotely perform administrative tasks such as trainee registration, curricula creation, and advanced performance tracking. Learners can remotely log in to enjoy e-learning prior to approaching the simulator for hands-on training and view their performance results. This HealthySimulation article will explore how MentorLearn impacts facilities and institution assessment and documentation of effective education and learner outcomes.
Surgical Science collaborates with leading professional societies (SAGES, AABIP and SERGS), credentialing boards and academic institutions around the world to establish simulation-based curricula and address certification requirements. Utilization of MentorLearn helps institutions and facilities to demonstrate sufficient and effective training for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation.
MentorLearn is suitable for simulation centers, medical institutions and associations, and industry medical education centers. The MentorLearn learning management systems provides:
- Administration of users
- Curriculum design
- Preparation online learning
- Hands-on simulation training
- Simulation Debriefing
Simulation centers’ directors and attendees at the IMSH who had the chance to experience MentorLearn were extremely enthusiastic to find a comprehensive management system dedicated to simulators use. These simulationists commented on the ways MentorLearn could be incorporated and beneficial to their institutions such as an advanced centralized system to manage their daily activities as well as support the creation and management of special courses and workshops.
MentorLearn provides a tailored simulation management system. These are multiple benefits:
- Provides learners the ability to prepare from their home prior to the simulator training
- Proficiency based training
- Flexibility and ability to build customized curricula
- Manage multiple simulators from one screen
- Ready-to-use simulation-based courses
- Performance reports
- Ability to register users/group and monitor their performance anytime and anywhere
- Automatic updates over the cloud
Testimonial: Dr. Costas D. Lalas, Professor of Urology and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania states, “I can see where my trainees actually made errors”. Watch his testimony about MentorLearn.
Benefits of MentorLearn: Curriculum
The Surgical Science simulation curricula via MentorLearn covers various multidisciplinary specialties. The system includes a library of ready-to-use simulator-based courses which are provided in a standard format with the option to adapt to any format suitable for an institution, as well as a platform to design new training courses. MentorLearn has an extensive library of ready-to-use simulator based courses and a platform to design new simulation courses.
Benefits of MentorLearn: Debriefing
Simulation training video capture which is intended to help with debriefing. In the debriefing session, the facilitator can obtain the participant’s performance reports that includes a play video button with access in one click. This allows feedback to be based on measurable information and the video. The facilitator and learner can review the simulation case video with the participant with automatic annotation of errors in the medical simulation case.
The MentorLearn and simulator curricula management system provides the simulation center manager a remote, single access portal for managing the simulation-based training and education needs for the Surgical Science line of simulators. Key benefits include:
- Facilitates the ability for administrators and learners to perform curricula – related tasks from anywhere, anytime, such as tracking trainee progress, curriculum design, user administration as well as online learning
- Creates an organizational structure of learners and groups tailored to match individual and group training needs
- Includes a library of ready-to-use simulation training curricula developed by experienced centers
- Allows you to upload your own content such as procedural videos, images, quizzes and files.
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More About Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a world leader in the manufacture of virtual reality simulators for evidence-based medical training. The company simulators, spanning multiple medical specialties, enable surgeons and other medical specialists to train and improve their psycho-motor skills and instrument handling before entering the clinical environment. In parallel with its own products, Surgical Science designs simulation solutions for medical technology companies that develop instruments for clinical use, such as robotic surgery.
The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and has operations in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as in Tel-Aviv, Israel and Seattle, US. Through sales offices in the US and China, as well as a global network of distributors, a presence is maintained in most markets. Surgical Science Sweden AB (publ) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm, Sweden.
Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN – Dr. Gore has experience in educating future nurses in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Gore has a PhD in Adult Education, a DNP as a family nurse practitioner, and a certificate in Simulation Education. Dr. Gore is an innovative, compassionate educator and an expert in the field of healthcare simulation. In 2007l Teresa started her journey in healthcare simulation. She is involved in INACSL and SSH. She is a Past-President of INACSL and is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Advanced (CHSE-A). In 2018, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). In 2021, she was inducted as a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare Academy (FSSH) and selected as a Visionary Leader University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Alumni. During her career, Dr. Gore has led in the development and integration of simulation into all undergraduate clinical courses and started an OSCE program for APRN students. Her research interests and scholarly work focus on simulation, online course development and faculty development. She has numerous invited presentations nationally and internationally on simulation topics.