Cardiothoracic Surgery Simulation Labs

Month

Topic

Description

July

Commonly Used Equipment

Troubleshooting for endoscopes, staplers, endostitch,
energy devices, pleurX, wound vac

August

Coronary Anastomosis I

Distal anastomosis construction using veins on porcine hearts

September

Maze Procedure

Lesion sets and device utilization porcine hearts

October

Thoracic Olympics I and VATS Lobectomy

Competition for basic skills in VATS, VATS lobectomy on a perfused porcine model

November

Aortic Valve I

Implanting mechanical and porcine valve in porcine hearts

December

NO SIMULATION

January

Aortic Valve II

Implanting mechanical and porcine valve in porcine hearts

February

Coronary Anastomosis II

Distal anastomosis construction using veins on porcine hearts

March

Aortic Root

Aortic root replacement on porcine hearts

April

Thoracic Olympics II and VATS Lobectomy

Competition for basic skills in VATS, VATS lobectomy on a perfused porcine model

May

Interventional Endoscopy

Endobronchial ultrasound, EGD for dilation, stent placement and removal

June

Mitral Valve

Repair and replacement of the mitral valve on porcine model

No