Simulating neuro-surgical emergencies

Hundreds of residents in neurological surgery across the United States have trained on a first-of-its-kind simulator intended to mimic true-to-life catastrophes which they might potentially face in operating rooms.

The nationwide study involved a total of 526 residents who trained on the simulator model while their heart rate was measured.

Originally developed at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the simulator model appeared to be a feasible and cost-effective approach worthy of incorporating as part of standard training for neurosurgeons nationwide, according to a study published this month in the journal Operative Neurosurgery.

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