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Presenting the First Ever Hands on Skills Assessment Examination for Endoscopy Certification
Date:1/25/2013

CLEVELAND, January 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Traditionally, the only way to assess technical skills in the medical field has been through unstructured, subjective observation. Therefore, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Fundamentals of Endoscopic SurgeryTM (FESTM) program has taken a giant step toward more reliable and valid measures of surgical performance to improve patient safety. As part of this initiative, SAGES together with Simbionix™, a leader in surgical simulation, have developed the first ever virtual reality system that can objectively assess surgical endoscopic skills.     

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The FES program is a comprehensive educational module and assessment tool designed to teach and test the fundamental knowledge, clinical judgment and technical skills required in the performance of basic gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic surgery (endoscopy). FES intends to set a validated benchmark of understanding and necessary skills in basic endoscopy in order to improve the quality of patient care.

The Simbionix GI Mentor™ is a top-of-the-line endoscopic medical simulator for the training of gastrointestinal upper and lower endoscopic procedures. The simulator provides multiple training opportunities with true-to-life patient cases offering realistic scenarios of clinical situations using customized actual tools. The GI Mentor provides a comprehensive environment for practicing clinical procedures in a safe and realistic manner.

The FES test measures cognitive knowledge and judgment, and uses the GI Mentor virtual reality platform to evaluate fundamental te
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