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Hospiten endorses the use of virtual simulators for training and education of medical professionals

Posted on 28-03-2014

Hospiten Rambla and the structuring project MOTIVA gave a demonstration of the use of virtual simulators in the practice of medicine. The simulators are high technology apparatus allowing specific clinical cases to be reproduced in full detail in virtual patients so that specialists can practice complex situations and improve the efficiency of diagnostics and treatments.

Last Friday, the hospital, in collaboration with the ITC (Canary Institute of Technology), took part in the Technological Forum Santa Cruz 2014, where they offered professionals attending the event the chance to practice bronchoscopy techniques with a simulator that can even reproduce some of the sounds made by a real patient during examination or treatment, like a cough, for instance.

The application allowed those visiting the stand to simulate minimally invasive techniques under the supervision of engineer Jorge Ballesteros and comes within the framework of the Obra Social La Caixa and the Cajacanarias Foundation FAST project, organizations also present at the event.

MOTIVA Plan, a plan for technological innovation in the field of minimally invasive, reconstructive and regenerative surgery, whose scientific director is Professor Dr. Manuel Maynar, ULPGC and Head of the Endoluminal and Endovascular Diagnostics and Therapeutics Service at Hospiten and who has pioneered the use of these techniques in the treatment of determined pathologies, such as in cardiovascular surgery.

The participation of the Hospiten Group in the forum forms part of the actions through which the hospital is promoting the use of new technologies in the field of medicine. In that context, the Hospiten Group has been working for 15 years on the development of various training activities aimed at medical professionals and directed by Professor Dr. Manuel Maynar and co-directed by Dr. Rafael Llorens and Dr. Ignacio Zerolo, in which new technological advances are used to improve the practice of a variety of treatments by means of simulators, real time operations and video conference broadcasts.