12th Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Simulator Course
With a strong belief in imparting skills and knowledge, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) organised the 12th Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Simulator Course from 22 - 23 April 2017. Prof. Tan Huay Cheem, Director, NUHCS gave his insights on this event.
The PCI simulator course has been well received over the decade and has trained more than 290 candidates. Many of these participants have also gone on to become interventional cardiologists locally and overseas.
The course offers objective, effective and scalable training of PCI in a safe environment. Trainees are taught hands-on technical and psychomotor skills and simulation dedicated to practice in decision making and judgement. They are also given ample interaction with proctors who offer instant feedback.
Key Learning Points
The two-day intensive course attracted not just local clinicians, but also those from the region (Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Nepal, Philippines). Coupled with a series of didactic lectures, participants were offered hands-on training on various systems, namely the Cathi Simulator, Terumo Trans Radial and NUH’s Biplane Artis Q-Zen.
They were also exposed to actual image interpretations of Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
Strong Partner Support
The PCI Simulator Course has been supported by long-term partners of NUHCS – Siemens, Terumo, Boston Scientific Corporations and Abbott Vascular.
By Prof. Tan Huay Cheem