Bronch Mentor

Bronchoscopy Training Simulation

About The Bronch Mentor

The BRONCH Mentor provides a comprehensive solution for the flexible bronchoscopy training needs of pulmonary and critical care physicians, anaesthesiologists, and interventional pulmonologists.

Basic skill tasks and complete clinical procedures are combined to provide an optimal learning environment for motor, cognitive and coordinative skills acquisition on one hand, and diagnostic and therapeutic clinical hands-on experience on the other hand.

Training on the BRONCH Mentor you will enjoy a flexible, all inclusive, and highly reactive training environment.

Product Features

The widely recognized gold-standard simulator for flexible bronchoscopy training and assessment.

  • The most realistic and comprehensive bronchoscopic simulation, offering full procedures in an unrestricted clinical environment, complete patient management and moderate sedation of dynamic, reactive, diverse virtual patients
  • Complete didactic environment enhancing the learning curve including skill targeted tasks, procedural tasks, educational aids and performance feedback
  • Extensively utilized by multiple professional societies: ERS, CHEST and AABIP
  • Exclusive: CHEST standardized curriculum for essential bronchoscopy skills and diagnostic bronchoscopy

Benefits

The BRONCH Mentor™ flexible configuration supports real life options such as:

  • posterior and lateral working positions
  • oral or nasal scope introduction
  • various classification methods for bronchial segments
  • team or solo practice

A variety of virtual patient cases exhibiting realistic all-inclusive patient behaviour enable training and assessment of patient management during elective, ICU and emergency situations.

Using the BRONCH Mentor, the trainee is provided with a training opportunity covering the full extent of the bronchoscopic procedure, while allowing for gradual and controlled simultaneity thus optimizing the individual learning curve.

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A Virtual Demo

Experience the full capability of your simulation unit with a virtual demo. The unit manufacturers, Surgical Science, will host your virtual demo whilst our team organise everything for you including scheduling, reminders, and follow-up aftercare.

Modules

Bronch Mentor simulator offers three primary modules:

Bronch Express

Developed in collaboration with CHEST, this portable, quickly setup platform is suitable for traveling, workshops, or demonstrations. An affordable high-fidelity trainer for bronchoscopy, including fundamental skills, diagnostic procedures and EBUS-TBNA.

Research

Ajab, S., Kastelik, J., & Loubani, M. (2023). Experience of an advanced multidisciplinary simulation course and literature review: bronchoscopy and beyond. Metric Journal.

Nelson, D., Adamson, R., McConnell, M., & Voduc, N. (2019). Validity Evidence for Use of the Ontario Bronchoscopy Assessment Tools (OBAT) in a Simulated Setting. In A33. ADVANCES IN MEDICAL EDUCATION IN PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (pp. A1357-A1357). American Thoracic Society.

Boyanov, N., Georgiou, K., Thanasas, D., Deneva, T., Oussi, N., Marinov, B., & Enochsson, L. (2021). Use of saliva stress biomarkers to estimate novice male endoscopist’s stress during training in a high-end simulator. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 56(11), 1380-1385.

Nakazato, T., Callahan, Z., Kuchta, K., Linn, J. G., Joehl, R. J., & Ujiki, M. B. (2019). A 1-day simulation-based boot camp for incoming general surgery residents improves confidence and technical skills. Surgery, 166(4), 572-579.

Cold, K. M., Konge, L., Clementsen, P. F., & Nayahangan, L. J. (2019). Simulation-based mastery learning of flexible bronchoscopy: deciding factors for completion. Respiration, 97(2), 160-167.

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Aftercare and Support

At Phantasim, we offer an aftercare package to ensure our friendly support team can offer assistance should you incur an issue with your simulator or modules. Phantasim are based in Western Australia, however your aftercare package allows us to remotely access your simulator via satellite and resolve any issues remotely. Should your simulator require hands-on assessment, our support team will visit your facility anywhere within Australia or New Zealand to appraise your simulator and provide a solution.

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Why Choose Phantasim?

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Sole Distributer for Australia
and New Zealand

Whether you’re in Australia or New Zealand, our team at Phantasim are your surgical simulation partners. Our dedicated team handle distribution, maintenance, and ongoing aftercare for simulation units and modules.

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Proudly Partnered With
Surgical Science

Phantasim are proudly partnered with Surgical Science, who manufacture the simulation units which support the education and growth of medical professionals across the globe.

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Premium Aftercare
And Support

Our aftercare team at Phantasim are just a phone call away. Once you’ve received your simulator, we will visit your facility for installation and analysis as well as provide ongoing aftercare and support.

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Aftercare
Remote Accessibility

Each simulator has remote access capabilities, allowing our team to assess any issues or irregular activities from any location. Alternatively, our support team can visit your facility as part of your aftercare package.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Frequently Asked Questions

What is clinical simulation training?

Clinical simulation training allows students in the medical field to practice their skills in an authentic, safe, simulation environment. Simulation-based training provides a great opportunity for students to increase their knowledge in both technical and non-technical procedures, with built-in software providing feedback and guidance along the way. Students can practice, learn, and increase their surgical skills with peace of mind knowing they’re safely practicing without risking the life of a live patient.

Is simulation training effective?

Absolutely. Simulation training allows medical professionals to practice their skills via virtual reality without risking the safety of a live patient. They also have the benefit of reducing the demand on supervision time which leads to more skilled and confident medical professionals. Whilst using the simulator, real time guidance and feedback is provided with the software so any mistakes made are recognised instantly.

 

Universities throughout Australia and New Zealand would greatly benefit from investing in a surgical simulator for their students studying in the medical industry. This advanced tool allows students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to move into their preferred field with both confidence and competence.

How much does a clinical simulation cost?

A human patient simulator typically ranges in price from $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the type, brand, features, and included support services.

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