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Training away from human patient

Quality-assured training through profiency-based progression

The training programs in Orsi Academy are based upon skills requirements that were consented by top experts and scientific societies. These skills are measured and evaluated via a framework of objective, SMART metrics...

Proficiency-based progression is used to train participants on these skills. As a result, participants are trained to proficiency and objectively evaluated, which results in a very strong certificate of capability. The skills and performance of surgeons are learned and assessed in an objectively measurable, scientifically validated and constructive manner. 

The general principle is ‘see one – do one – teach one’. At Orsi, we think it is no longer appropriate today for surgeons in training to practise on patients, with all the risk this entails. We much prefer to use ‘quality assured training’ or ‘proficiency-based progression’ training in a smartly chosen, non-damaging training model. We must train surgeons like we train pilots: they spend hundreds of hours in a simulator before they make their first flight in a plane. That’s exactly what we do in Orsi Academy.

A fool
with a tool,
is still a fool.

Hands-on training

In order for a technology to help its operator rather than annoy or hinder him/her, the operator needs to be trained to work at a subconscious level regarding the buttonology and limitations of the system. Without the need to stop and think about how to control the device.

The surgeon needs to feel comfortable controlling the machine, allowing him/her to fully concentrate on the specific needs of the patient on his operating table. Sufficient hands-on training is the only way to achieve this. Therefore, the Orsi Academy training programs are designed to maximize the hands-on time with the devices. Theory, step-by-step videos and all relevant background information are available on the online e-learning platform. Where they can be studied, reflected on and learned prior to and reviewed after the course, to enable the participants to work in the labs as much as possible.

Away from human patient

The medical field is an area that benefits tremendously from the rapid evolution of technology. To increase their visibility, flexibility and accuracy, surgeons can utilize these cutting edge surgical technologies. Additionally, surgeons can practice difficult procedures in simulated environments, use ‘big data’ guidance tools and overlay imaging information. However, to implement these techniques safely and efficiently, new technology specific knowledge needs to be added to the existing set of traditional clinical skills. When the learning curve that comes with this can be mastered in a safe and structured environment away from the human patient, both the surgeon and his/her patients benefit from this. Via our tried and tested methods, every patient is treated by a confident and experienced surgeon who is trained for both standard procedures and (rare) emergency situations.

Quality assured training