The learning objectives of the SimPraxis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Trainer are: to orient the user to the roles of the surgeon and assistant, learn the relevant anatomy, learn the specific steps of the procedure, understand the required port placements, become familiar with the necessary instruments, and master the key risks of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
AUTHOR: Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Institute for Surgical and Interventional Simulation (ISIS), University of Washington.
EDITOR: Warren D. Widmann, MD, Associate Program Director, Surgical Residency, New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.
MINMUM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows8; Pentium 4/2.0 GHz processor (or equiv.); DVD-ROM drive; 3 GB available hard drive space; 2 GB RAM; audio output; Adobe Reader. Notice for Mac users: SimPraxis products have been successfully run on Intel-based Macs using both Parallels and VMWare virtual Windows machines.