Endoscopy departments treat patients daily for bile-duct disorders. A common example is a gallstone obstruction. Plastic or self-expandable stents can be placed to ensure the flow of bile from the bile duct. The techniques of stone extraction, positioning of stents and the accompanying technical challenges (such as an emergency procedure for Lithotrypsia) can easily be practiced in the safe environment of simulation.
These techniques require specialist knowledge and skills to perform them. even for those experienced in endoscopy, training is required for continually evolving techniques, equipment and procedures before treatment of patients. The TD-Box, the upper-GI model in combination with the biliary-tree kit, are ideal for flexible simulation sessions. Without the odor, hygiene issues and hassles of animal models and more conveniently than heavy, awkward simulation dummies.
The clear upper-GI model is particularly ideal for explaining procedures in group training sessions, everyone can see precisely where the endoscope is placed and how the equipment needs to be maneuvered. This also brings discussions of possible complications to life, and staff will be able to better explain the procedures to patients.