The Seeger Surgical Simulation Center provides services to all of the Baylor Scott & White Health staff. The trainings are unlimited as long as we have the right equipment. General surgery residents are provided with 24-7 access, allowing practice of techniques from basic suturing and knot-tying techniques to laparoscopic procedures.
We also assist Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine students with their simulation curricula, which includes diverse simulation activities in surgery, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. A scenario-based mock-code training is very popular among the internal medicine residency program and the hospital’s nursing staff.
The center also has the capability for practicing many critical skills, including:
- Knee/shoulder arthrography
- Angiography vascular approach
- Central line insertion
- Lumbar puncture
- Thoracentesis/Paracentesis procedure
- Arterial line placement
The current users of the Seeger Surgical Simulation Center are the General Surgery Residency Education Program at Baylor University Medical Center, other residency and fellowship programs (IM, orthopedics, OB/GYN, vascular surgery, PCCM, periodontal, dental, etc.) and third- and fourth-year medical students from Texas A&M Health Science Center.
It is also actively used by anesthesia nursing, clinical nurse specialists and dietitians at the hospital, as well as community physicians that test on Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) and Fundamentals Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE).