Revolutionizing Medical Training in India: GSL Smart Lab and the LAP Mentor
- Analytics & Modeling - Digital Twin / Simulation
- Sensors - Dimension & Displacement Sensors
- Healthcare & Hospitals
- Product Research & Development
- Quality Assurance
- Virtual Prototyping & Product Testing
- Virtual Training
- Testing & Certification
The GSL SMART Lab, a collective effort of the GSL College of Medicine and the GSL College of Nursing and Health Science, was facing a challenge in providing superior training to healthcare professionals. As clinical medicine was becoming more focused on patient safety and quality of care, the need for medical simulation to bridge the educational gap between the classroom and the clinical environment was becoming increasingly apparent. Dr. Sandeep Ganni, the director of the GSL SMART Lab, envisioned a world-class surgical and medical training center where physicians and healthcare professionals could learn skills through simulation training. He was looking for different simulators for different specialties to provide both basic and advanced simulation training. For laparoscopic surgery, he was interested in a high fidelity simulator that could provide basic surgical and suturing skills training for international accreditation as well as specific hands-on training in complex laparoscopic procedures for practicing physicians in India.
GSL SMART Lab
About The Customer
Founded in 2012 by Dr.Bhaskara Rao Ganni, GSL SMART Lab is a collective effort of the GSL College of Medicine, the GSL College of Nursing and Health Science. It serves as an incorporated center point of training healthcare professionals with a definitive goal of enhancing quality and safety of care. The lab is directed by Dr. Sandeep Ganni, a research fellow at Catharina Hospital in the Netherlands. The lab aims to be a world-class surgical and medical training center where physicians and healthcare professionals could learn skills through simulation training, with a focus on patient safety and healthcare in India.
The GSL SMART Lab purchased 3D Systems’ LAP Mentor simulator for hands-on practice of basic skills and surgical procedures. A 6-month course using the LAP Mentor was designed to provide surgical and suturing skills to acquire LSS certification. The course is available for surgical residents from GSL College of Medicine as well as surgical residents in medical colleges throughout India. In addition, 8-10 month courses are offered with a specific training curriculum for advanced laparascopic surgical procedures. Trainees practice procedures, crisis management and team work by simulation. This simulation-based training is one of a kind in India. The LAP Mentor offers a specific LSS course which prepares the trainee for the LSS examination and subsequent accreditation. It is an important tool for learning and practicing the surgical skills and procedures needed to successfully receive the LSS Certification of Accreditation as well as the actual simulator for conducting the LSS examination.
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