Training

It is our experience that in a laparoscopic trainer (boxtrainer / endo trainer), users know how to address the additional steering functionality within only 15 minutes. This is enough to prepare yourself for your first surgery with the LaproFlex. However, as with all new devices, a learning curve is required to fully experience the advantages of the LaproFlex such as working around organs or around other instruments. For the LaproFlex this is about 3 procedures.

Moreover, to experience the additional advantages of the LaproFlex (maintaining ergonomic posture at the OR table, or seated surgery) a slight change in the procedure may be required, as the trocars must be placed more lateral and closer to your body.

Our team is more than willing to assist you with your first procedure using the LaproFlex and reflect with you on the optimal placement of trocars, so that it best suits your procedure.

Online and offline training

It has our preference to have a demonstration/training face-to-face and that our DEAM expert assists you live during your first surgeries. However, we have also developed a virtual demonstration/training with instruction videos, online-training and online-presence during surgery (e.g. for hospitals outside the Benelux and/or when hospitals have strict visiting regimes).

For the laparoscopic training with the LaproFlex, a (DEAM) endo-trainer and a set of test instruments are required. The type of test instruments depends on the usage (e.g. laproFlex as assisting instrument or as active instrument) you are interested in. Together with a DEAM expert you can decide your anticipated usage and the test instruments required for the training.

Depending on the type of training, this set of instruments, together with the DEAM endo-trainer will be shipped to you (online training) or we bring it with us during our visit (offline training).

LaproFlex – Online training

The DEAM endo-trainer has a holder for your mobile phone. This enables interactive video calling in a way that the DEAM expert has full view on your hands or the end-effectors. Tips and tricks can be exchanged easily.

After finishing the training in the DEAM endo-trainer, you continue using the LaproFlex devices in your laparoscopic procedures. A DEAM expert will support you during the first 3 procedures during the learning curve and make sure you experience all the advantages of the LaproFlex.  Ideally the DEAM expert is present in the OR, but other methods like video calling before, during and after the OR may be possible as well.

Please fill in the sign-up form to arrange a LaproFlex online training.

LaproFlex – Offline training

The offline training can be executed in your own endo-trainer or in the DEAM endo-trainer that our expert will bring along.  The DEAM expert will arrange the required training set and will guide you through the exercises and exchange tips and tricks for using the laproFlex.

After finishing the training in the DEAM endo-trainer, you continue using the LaproFlex devices in your laparoscopic procedures. The DEAM expert will be present in the OR for the first 3 procedures to support you during the learning curve and make sure you experience all the advantages of the LaproFlex.

Please fill in the sign up form to arrange a LaproFlex training at your facility.

Do you have any questions?

We are available when it suits you. Call, app or e-mail us anytime.

Jules Scheltes

CTO and co-founder
julesscheltes@deam.com
+31 (0)6 15075341