Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Sabah

Dec 19, 2014

Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Sabah

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Objectives

To be the main hub in providing the best endoscopic skills training for training and research in endoscopy for Malaysia

To better prepare trainees for acquiring basic skills in EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound) procedures

To ensure patient safety by having trainees receive adequate training on the simulator before going to real patients

The Project

Ever since it was established in 6th October 1997 and officiated in 4th June 1998, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Endoscopy Unit has been providing a very comprehensive surgical treatment and care to all its patients. The continuous improvement in the quality of services through critical evaluation of all current practices including methods of diagnosis and treatment has made the Endoscopy Unit a main research hub.

Now, the Endoscopy Unit is taking a step further in upgrading its range of services by establishing an Endoscopy Simulation Training Centre and equipping the centre with a state-of-the-art simulator called the GI Mentor.  Concurrent with the Endoscopy Unit’s objective in providing the best care to its patients and producing great doctors and professionals including endoscopy nurses through continuous development in research, this first-of-its-kind centre in Malaysia aims to provide the best endoscopic skills training and become a main hub for training and research in endoscopy for Malaysia.

GI Mentor (by Simbionix) is a top of the line endoscopic medical simulator for training in gastrointestinal upper and lower endoscopic procedures. This simulator offers a comprehensive library of modules with more than 120 tasks and virtual patient cases providing multiple training opportunities with true life patient scenarios. The comprehensive library of module consist of curricula for training in basic and advance procedures starting from general essential endoscopic skill, continuing with simple clinical procedures and ending with challenging procedure such as emergency gastric bleeding,  ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) procedures and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) procedures.

This simulator is manufactured by Simbionix, a company with a 12 years’ experience in delivering high quality technologically advanced products. All of the products are developed in collaboration with global medical experts, who play an active role in simulation design, content definition, and product testing and validation.  The result is the most reliable, robust and effective medical education training products like the GI Mentor.

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