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Outstanding Innovative Product(Honorable Mention)

Advanced Surgical Skills Packages (ASSPs)

Strategic Operations, Inc. (STOPS) developed the Advanced Surgical Skills Packages (ASSPs) to train surgeons to perform Hyper-Realistic® simulated surgical procedures. Because of the higher fidelity and complexity, they are designed to be repaired at STOPS. The ASSPs are rented, shipped in pre-paid returnable containers, and repaired at STOPS and placed back into rental inventory. ASSPs will drop into the Human Worn Surgical Simulator (“Cut Suit”) as a plug-and-play module to provide high fidelity anatomy for specific surgical procedures such as splenectomy, liver packing, Pringle, perforated small bowel and a soon to be growing list of other trauma or pathology conditions requiring open surgery. The purpose of this product is to fill a critical learning skill gap brought on by evolutionary healthcare deregulation/legal changes that have moved away from the time tested method of training surgeons from... Read More

Advanced Surgical Skills Packages (ASSPs)

Strategic Operations, Inc. (STOPS) developed the Advanced Surgical Skills Packages (ASSPs) to train surgeons to perform Hyper-Realistic® simulated surgical procedures. Because of the higher fidelity and complexity, they are designed to be repaired at STOPS. The ASSPs are rented, shipped in pre-paid returnable containers, and repaired at STOPS and placed back into rental inventory. ASSPs will drop into the Human Worn Surgical Simulator (“Cut Suit”) as a plug-and-play module to provide high fidelity anatomy for specific surgical procedures such as splenectomy, liver packing, Pringle, perforated small bowel and a soon to be growing list of other trauma or pathology conditions requiring open surgery. The purpose of this product is to fill a critical learning skill gap brought on by evolutionary healthcare deregulation/legal changes that have moved away from the time tested method of training surgeons from the early 1900s - 1970s known as the Halsted Method of “See one. Do one. Teach one.” Retired surgeon Joan F. Tryzelaar, MD, FACS, FACCP has this to say; in response to “Surgical Competence, a Crisis in US Health Care?” http://www.cardiachealth.org/. “… Residents have markedly decreased experience with open surgery because of the conversion of open surgery to laparoscopic surgery. The problem here is that the complex open operations that were previously done by general surgical residents have not been replaced by comparable laparoscopic operations of equal complexity…” As a result, here and now; surgical residents in general are getting less open surgical experience especially without a senior staff person with them, confidence levels are decreasing, certifying examination pass rates are falling, and the quality of patient outcomes is deteriorating. This gap in training adequacy is being filled, less than adequately, by activities such as fellowships and the rise in simulation as an even more critical part of medical training activities. While the use of Human Patient Simulators (HPS) has dramatically increased in the last decade, the lack of open surgery simulators impedes progress in filling the training adequacy gap. The ASSP surgical skill trainer is changing this reality by reintroducing the Halsted Method of “See one. Do one. Teach one.” The ASSP module simply drops into the Cut Suit as a plug-and-play module to provide high fidelity anatomy for specific surgical procedures requiring open surgery. It is truly a pivotal return to the Halsted Method of “See one. Do one. Teach one.”

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Honorable Mention

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