VirtaMed TURPSim – TURP Simulator
VirtaMed offers urologists a comprehensive educational solution for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Basic skill tasks provide initial hands-on experience.
Training includes mastering instruments and managing complications, aimed at completing TURP procedure practice without involving live patients.
Didactic Tutorials for Every TURP Skill
For best learning success, the training of complete virtual interventions is supplemented with practical teaching tutorials.
Didactic content and movies exemplify the best core procedural techniques, e.g. visualization of landmarks (sphincter, verumontanum, ureteral orifices, bladder surface) or safe resection without capsule perforation.
Training Modules for Basic Skills, TURP & Laser BPH
Emergency Scenarios for All Relevant Complications
Training in virtual reality offers the chance to exercise not only general interventions but also very special cases and complications. Emergency scenarios can either be triggered by an action of the trainee or remotely by the trainer on the controlling terminal. VirtaMed TURPSim is able to simulate all relevant complications that may occur during TURP procedures.
Establishing and maintaining clear view is an essential challenge in TURP surgery.
Unintentional resection of the verumontanum or the sphincter has an irreversible negative effect on the future life of the patient.
Objective Feedback for Best Learning Results
For the structured learning of surgical skills, objective feedback is crucial. Virtual reality simulators can be used for the assessment of surgical skills and have been reported to be superior to traditional methods such as direct observation, animal models, videotapes, and procedure logs in terms of reliability and validity.
The movie of the complete intervention can be replayed for discussion and review.
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VirtaMed TURPSim Training Software