We have had the ORSIM simulator for only a few months. Our residents, fellows and staff are clamoring for access. We have also demonstrated it at some regional and local workshops and the feedback has been very enthusiastic. Many have described it as the highlight among the many offerings. Clearly the users are entertained and without realizing it, their dexterity is improving. From the basic oral and nasal intubations to the difficult airway scenarios, there are challenges to match every level of expertise.
Richard M. Cooper BSc MSc MD FRCPC
Professor, University of Toronto; Director, Advanced Airway Fellowship, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital.
Past-President-The Society for Airway Management
The ORSIM® is a remarkable training program which can be used by many different practitioners to learn the art of flexible bronchoscopy. As compared to other training devices of this technique, it provides various high fidelity case scenarios with different skill level requirements. Also, there are sophisticated methods of tracking progress which allow the practitioner to build on previous performances. We are excited to utilize the ORSIM® in our residents' curriculum and in our future difficult airway workshops.
Carin A. Hagberg, M.D.,
Joseph C. Gabel Professor and Chair, Medical School Department of Anesthesiology. The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston; Past President and Executive Director, The Society for Airway Management
The ORSIM has been a great educational resource for the anaesthetic department. It has been used extensively by consultants, trainees and medical students and the vast majority seem very impressed by it.
Dr Oliver Hargrove
Consultant Anaesthetist, King’s College Hospital, London, England
We were impressed with how realistic the simulator felt. It is an amazing training tool. I was most impressed with the educational opportunities that it offered. I especially liked the performance feedback tool. The simulator has an impressive variety of cases some of which I have fortunately never encountered in clinical practice, but may in the future.
I liked the feedback I received from one of our nurse anesthetists.
Srdjan Jelacic, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington
I used the ORSIM airway simulator last week and I was very impressed. It was my first experience using such a sophisticated difficult airway learning tool. Up to this point, my training involved using bronchoscopes on manikins and controlled situations with actual patients in the OR. I found the ORSIM airway simulator to closely mimic using an actual bronchoscope on patients.
The simulator offered useful basic airway and pulmonary anatomy and difficult airway scenarios. All of which I found very beneficial.”
CRNA, University of Washington
A resident of our department attended the World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) in Dublin, November 2015. A few days after the meeting, we together performed an awake fiberoptic intubation of a patient with very challenging airway anatomy. I let the resident handle the endoscope and he performed surprisingly well. I knew that he had only attended awake fiberoptic intubations, but not performed any so far; so I congratulated him and expressed my surprise. He said:
"You know, at WAMM I practised on the ORSIM until I finally accomplished all scenarios and, I have to say, that I felt very confident maneuvering through this airway."
Of course I cannot tell whether the resident would not have performed equally well after having trained on some other kind of training device. However, ORSIM, with all its different scenarios, the computer-based approach, the statistics on performance, etc. seems to encourage candidates to keep on practising until they finally accomplish. By this, it seems they acquire psycho-motorskills and the ability to maneuver within a three-dimensional area that most probably also helps in real-life situations.
Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian G. Russo, MaHM, D.E.A.A.
Universitätsmedizin, Göttingen, Germany
I just arrived from Cairo after finishing a successful airway workshop with the Egyptian Society of Anesthesiologists and all candidates and instructors were impressed with ORSIM.
ORSIM was the corner-stone of our success .
Dr. Nabil A. Shallik
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar; Assistant Professor, Anesthesia and ICU department, Tanta Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Special thanks go for this genius invention which was a marvelous addition to our workshop.
Ezz El-Din Fikri Ismail, MD, DHPE
Prof. of Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt
We run an Airway Training Center (CTVA) in São Paulo, Brazil. A few years ago we bought our first ORSIM and it improved the quality of fiberoptic training undoubtedly. The practitioners started to be more confident and skilled with different simulated scenarios. What we realized after 2 courses was that the simulator reduced the number of casualties with the flexible bronchoscopes. This was so significant that we decided to buy the second simulator and during the rotations in the workshops, one shows the regular cases and anatomy and the second one shows the difficult cases. This was an upgrade in the workshop quality and also financially since we reduced the necessity of repairing the flexible bronchoscopes.
Mauricio do Amaral Neto, Maurício Malito e Daniel Perin
Founders, Centro de Treinamento em Vias Aéreas - CTVA - São Paulo, Brazil
The team are so impressed with this equipment that I have been asked to order another simulator
Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Co-Ordinator Medical Education Training Suite Barts Health NHS Trust, United Kingdom
In 2013 we purchased an ORSIM simulator…… the success of the team has been fantastic. It has been used in countless training scenarios throughout the country ….Congratulations on the excellent product.
En 2013 compramos un simulador ORSIM …… el éxito del equipo ha sido fantástico. Se ha utilizado en innumerables escenarios de entrenamiento a lo largo del país…. Felicitaciones por el excelente producto.
Dr Rafael Monsalve
Coordinador del Centro de simulación de la Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación SCARE, de Bogotá Colombia
The ORSIM® is a success with my fellow anesthesiologists. It really works!.
Dr Åsa Eriksson Nordesjö
Specialist in anesthesiology and intensivecare, ANIVA Simulatorinstructor, KTC Akademiska, Uppsala
We trialled the ORSIM® on the Advanced Airway Management Refresher course and were so impressed by its ability to cater for novice to expert practitioner, that we purchased it to enhance our own department’s bronchoscopy training.
Dr Pierre Bradley
Staff Anaesthetist at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and Chairman of ANZCA Airway Management Special Interest Group