In this exclusive interview, we dive into the experiences and insights of Yolanda Ramirez and Marissa Gonzales, educators at Texas State Technical College. They share their journey with PeriopSim and PeriopSim VR, discussing how these innovative tools have transformed their teaching and enhanced their students' learning experiences.
In the world of surgical technology education, simulation has become a popular tool for preparing students for the operating room environment. However, with the onset of COVID-19, simulation has become even more important as traditional hands-on training has been limited. That's where PeriopSim comes in.
Recently, a PeriopSim Educator had a Learner who completed the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy procedure on PeriopSim seven times but was only able to achieve a B grade, and was wondering what it takes to get an A or B in competency ratings?
Recently, Jumana Mascati, Business Segment Head at Conquer Experience, had the opportunity to interview Amy Boone. Amy is a Service Line Administrator at Metro Health Systems in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and was formerly the System Director of Perioperative Services at the University Hospitals in Cleveland. Amy shared her experiences with simulation in her training programs at both hospitals and also gave us feedback on using PeriopSim VR! Here is what she had to say:
Above: Surgical Technology Student testing out the PeriopSim VR Kit at James Rumsey Technical Institute, 2020
COVID-19 was a challenge that many Surgical Technology Programs had to overcome so that the learners were still able to gain experience and hours while studying from home. Northwestern Michigan College was one of those schools that had to find solutions quickly. The Surgical Technology Program Coordinator, April Kesler, was looking to purchase something that Above: Northwestern Michigan College Campus. 3 Northwestern Michigan College would help with lab sessions when she came across PeriopSim. She recognized it from when it was brought up before in the Surgical Technology Instructor group on Facebook and decided to look into it further.
To prepare for the Survey we reviewed the Position Statement from AORN.
- We've highlighted AORN's Position Statement 2018 for orientation training to capture how PeriopSim today supports the orientation curriculum
For the survey, we asked over 97 Perioperative professionals the following questions: