Thought I’d share a photo of my residency program’s GI endoscopy simulator! Earlier today, I had fun testing out some of the EGD and Colonoscopy scenarios on this machine. Once a month, our program allows for “Simulation (sim) Lab.” Essentially, it’s an hour-long block wherein residents practice code blue 90’s, rapid responses, central line insertions, and even practice with the simulator.
Interestingly, not only does this simulator attempt to recreate life-like images while you manipulate the endoscope, but it also includes a fully-functional biopsy/intervention channel. This allows the user to position biopsy forceps, epinephrine injection needles, and more. Really cool technology!