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Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Center (CT SCC)

About CT SCC

Mission 

The mission of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Center is to offer premier learning opportunities for Cardiothoracic Surgery residents and fellows in a low-stakes environment that promotes the observation, repetition, acquisition, and assessment of surgical skills.

Goals

The Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Center aims to:

  • Involve all Cardiothoracic surgical trainees with scheduled sessions throughout the year
  • Provide a location for industry to introduce new surgical techniques and instrumentation
  • Advance methods of surgical skills teaching
  • Improve patient safety through focused and structured preparation of Cardiothoracic surgeons-in-training for the operating theater

 

Simulation Models

Kindheart Cardiac Surgery Simulator (http://www.kindheart.com/cardiac-surgery-simulator-css/)

Chamberlain Group heart case (https://www.thecgroup.com/product/heart-case-1351/)

Chamberlain Group VATS simulator (https://www.thecgroup.com/product-category/vats-cardiothoracic/)

 

Curriculum

I-6 PGYI and I-6 PGYII (Group 1)

I-6 PGYIII, I-6 PGYIV, CTI (Group 2)

I-6 PGYV & PGYVI, CTII & CTIII (Group 3)

 

Topic

 

Model

Faculty

Date

Groups

Cardiac anatomy & CABG

 

I-6 PGYI-IV, CT I

Simulation

Herrmann

 

08/24/16

8-10am

1,2

Basic Thoracoscopy Skills

 

I-6 PGYI-III

Simulation

Ceppa

9/21/16

8-10 am

1, (2 optional)

Hemostatic agents

 

All CT residents

Swine

Baxter

09/2016 (TBD)

1,2,3

Sternotomy & cannulation strategies*

I-6 PGYII-IV, CT I

Cadaver

Yancey

Hess

10/7/16

12:30-2pm

1, 2

Basic Endovascular techniques

 

-6 PGYII-IV, CT I

Simulation

Medtronic

10/12/16

8-10am

1

TEVAR

-6 PGYII-IV, CT I

 

Simulation

Medtronic

10/12/16

8-10 didactic

10-12pm

hands on

2,3

Open esophagectomy

I-6 PGYII-IV, CT I

 

Swine

Kesler

Ceppa

10/28/17

2-4pm

2

Aortic root

All CT residents

 

Cryolife

Northrup

11/16/2016

8-12pm

1,2,3

MIE

I-6 PGYV-VI, CT II-III

Swine

Birdas

12/16/17

1-3pm

 

3

Open thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair*

I-6 PGYV-VI, CT II-III

Cadaver

Corvera

1/20/17

9-12

2, 3

VATS lobectomy

I-6 PGYV-VI, CT II-III

Simulation

Ceppa

2/15/17

8-11am

 

2, 3

Introduction to robotics I

 

I-6 PGYI-IV, CT I

Simulation

DaVinci

March (TBD)

2

Introduction to robotics II

I-6 PGYV-VI, CT II-III

Simulation

DaVinci

March (TBD)

3

Mitral valve

I-6 PGYV-VI, CT II-III

Simulation

Coffey

April (TBD)

2, 3

Open lobectomy**

I-6 PGYIII-IV, CT I

Cadaver

Rieger

Birdas

5/12/17

12-2pm

2

Sleeve lobectomy**

I-6 PGYV-VI, CT II-III

Cadaver

Kesler

5/12/17

2-4pm

2, 3

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771