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With iSTAN patient sims and a LapVR interventional simulator for laparoscopic surgery training, the Sunskill Laboratory at Stellenbosch University in South Africa is poised to transform healthcare education in the sub-Saharan region.
A new state of the art medical laboratory has opened in Cape Town, South Africa. With it, medical students now have the opportunity to train on high-fidelity medical simulators while receiving state-of-the-art practice in virtual reality and simulated patient care.
The Sunskill simulation laboratory at Stellenbosch University is the result of a multi-million dollar partnership between the university and global tech firm Medtronic.
Peter Fuller, Medtronic’s Vice-President for Sub Saharan Africa expressed the following sentiments about the simulation lab's opening:
The education and training facilities, just because of geography means that Medtronic will further invest in places like Nigeria and Kenya, Ethiopia and some of these countries are a real focus area for us.
As of this writing, the laboratory is equipped with 8 fully-simulated theatre operating stations, a dry lab and virtual ICU. At least 1,200 physicians will be trained during its first year of operation. The university is anticipating the acquisition of a CAE Healthcare LearningSpace audio-visual sim center management platform in the near future.
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Aimed at shortening the time students spend in live clinical/theatre training, simulation immerses tomorrow's practitioners in the virtual world of realistic training for enhanced skills development -- all without posing undue harm to actual patients.
Whether it is for a patient simulator or an entire fleet and center management system, we'll help you make sure you are achieving the ultimate value with your simulation dollars.
This offer is good until midnight March 31, 2021.