6 February 2016
The Real Effect of Virtual Training
core centre for training and re-training of medical specialists has been opened
in Moscow. The centre provides ample opportunities for training, treatment of
typical and rare diseases, and exercise in different situations on virtual
patients, to enhance the quality of the medical services on the whole and to
minimize medical errors.
The Simulation Centre at the Botkin Municipal Clinical
Hospital was opened in October. The centre was born after about three years of
hard work. Today it is a fully-featured and fully equipped educational
institution with training programmes, which is located within an area of about
two thousand square meters. The centre knows no equals in Russia and CIS.
Advanced training options are available for specialists of
different levels of training: hospital physicians and medical interns,
practitioners and paramedical staff, emergency service officers and old-age
— There are tens of thousands of doctors and nurses in
Moscow, said Moscow City Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. – They must continuously
upgrade their professional skills, especially, considering the development of
new technologies with each passing year and introduction of new equipment. This
is the place where they can do it, added the mayor.
The Moscow Simulation Centre is a multi-field virtual clinic
comprising departments of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, emergency and
intensive care, orthopedics and traumatology, emergency medicine, and others.
The centre is equipped with the most advanced training technologies: a complex
of simulators, electronic phantoms and interactive equipment. According to
Alexei Shabunin, Chief Executive of the Botkin Municipal Clinical Hospital, the
centre can boast more than 100 most advanced simulators for 50 high-tech
medical care sectors.
Moscow City Mayor Sergei Sobyanin at the opening
Robots can simulate any clinical situation and respond to
intervention in a most realistic way. Simulators fully imitate the human
anatomic structure and physiological functions (heart beating, respiration,
winking, excretory functions), and demonstrate verbal responses such as calling
for help and reporting health conditions. Robots also record all medical
manipulations and generate afterwards procedure-by-procedure reports on what
has been done.
Apart from manual skills, much attention is paid also to the
psychological communication between the doctor and the patient. Moscow Deputy
Mayor for Social Development Leonid Pechatnikov noted that it is planned to
bring actors and drama students in the training process – they will play the
roles of patients, simulate different diseases, play various scenarios when
communicating with the doctor and model conflict situations. This will help
doctors to develop practical skills, find the right behavior patterns in
different situations, learn to find a way to comfort patients and win their
By now, more than 20 advanced training programmes have been
developed and are ready to be used. The leading public health specialists of
Moscow, professors from medical universities and colleges and practitioners
will teach the centre’s students. In the longer term, the centre will be able
to host up to 20 thousand doctors and medical nurses a year.
DA VINCI Robot-Assisted Surgery System
da Vinci unit weight: about 0.5
The Da Vinci surgery system is a sophisticated robotized
platform comprising three consoles: the surgeon’s, the patient's and the
vision. The surgeon operates from a seated position at the console, sees the
target area in the finder scope with 3D multi-precision and starts using
special-purpose joysticks (manipulators) to control the system.
All movements of the surgeon’s hands are translated through
manipulators into precise movements of the robotic arms with tiny instruments.
One of the robotic arms holds a camera sending images of the target field,
other two arms reproduce the surgeon’s movements in real time and the fourth
arm performs the assistant’s functions.
Miniature instruments and a camera on the patient’s console
are inserted into the patient’s body through cuts (1−2 cm). A specific set of
instruments is used for each type of surgery. During surgery, a patient-side
assistant helps the surgeon to switch between the instruments.
On the touchscreen of the vision console, the assistant sees
the same image as the surgeon. The vision console contains a video system and a
processing centre. The Da Vinci system is fully controlled by the surgeon and
cannot function on its own.
Liliya Reimbaeva Project Implementation Manager
The supply package comprises a unique daVinci robotized
surgery simulator for high-precision interventions. The simulator excludes any
error, for example, the surgeon’s hand shake. The surgeon operates manipulators
and the patient is worked upon with precision instruments. We know that similar
equipment can be already found in Moscow. But as it is found in few places, is
generally not easily available and costs much, it is difficult to find a place
with such equipment for training. Now there is a place in Moscow where doctors
can learn to work on this equipment without any risks for real
Also, we have established a management system for the
entire training centre. The centre is managed through the Learning Space
high-tech hardware-software complex comprising databases, cameras and
microphones, which are installed in all rooms of the centre to monitor and
record the training process, analyze specialists’ actions and register possible
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