View Brochure New! Our Surgical Sam Trainer(#4094) configured with Sam Pediatric General Surgery Module (#4096).
Surgical Sam for GS Training (#4094-4096) presents the look and feel of real tissues as well as representing the physiologic functions of breathing lungs, bleeding vessels, and the response to electrocautery with remarkable realism and accuracy. Our General Surgery Module (#4096) broadens the scope of procedures for which Sam is intended, to include ED-to-OR general surgery scenarios. The thorax and abdomen of the General Surgery Module present an intubate-able trachea, ventilatable lungs, liver and gallbladder, esophagus, stomach and attached mesentery membrane, small bowel with rooted mesentery, colon, and inferior vena cava. Bowels can be filled with succus entericus simulant and are suturable for active repair. There are separate liver and IVC blood flows and a diffuse surgical bleed, all within a fluid-tight abdominal cavity. Bleeder sites on the abdominal IVC are obscured by the small bowel and colon. Bleeding liver has embedded sensors that respond to the simulated electrocautery pen with visual and auditory cueing. Hemorrhagic events can be controlled at each of the bleed sites via remote feeds, enabling pre-planned scenarios to be enacted at the OR table and directed in real time in response to clinical interventions. Radial pulse can be simulated using hand-held bulb (or with Beating Heart Controller with Pulse (#1463) sold separately).
- Surgical Sam Chassis (#4094)
- Surgical Sam General Surgery Module (#4096)
- Chest with Lungs (#4116) ventilatable
- Abdomen with Organs (#4117) with diffuse bleed
- Replaceable IVC with bleeder sites (#4110)
- Bleeding Liver with Gallbladder (#4111) and electrocautery effect
- Replaceable Stomach with Omentum (#4115)
- Replaceable Small Bowel with Rooted Mesentery (#4113) suture and staple compatible
- Replaceable Colon (#4117) suture and staple compatible
- Electrocautery Simulation Kit (#245)
- Simulated Succus Entericus (#215)
- Surgical Sam Incisable Skin (#4098) – 2 units
- Quick Start Curriculum (#32007) developed by Boston Children’s Hospital
- Surgical Sam Shipping Case (#4100)
Surgical Sam is the world’s first beating heart, breathing, bleeding, high fidelity team trainer for pediatric surgery, developed with Boston Children’s Hospital as the centerpiece of their team-training initiatives in pediatric cardiothoracic and general surgery. Unlike other patient mannequins that simulate only basic physiology, Surgical Sam ‘moves the needle’ on pediatric surgical team training by allowing important steps of surgery to really happen – allowing OR teams to fully immerse in simulations to optimize performance, safety and outcomes for children.
Co-developed by The Chamberlain Group and Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program (SIMPeds) as the centerpiece of their team training initiatives in pediatric surgery, Surgical Sam is a modular system representing a 14-month-old infant. The base unit, with intubatable airway, incision- and suture-compatible skin, and bilateral radial pulses, accepts specialty modules for multi-discipline team training scenarios.
The Surgical Sam “chassis ” (#4094) can be configured with interchangeable anatomical modules: the Sam Pediatric Cardiothoracic Module (#4095) or Sam Pediatric General Surgery Module (#4096). Emergent resternotomy and redo laparotomy scenarios, developed by the faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital, have been repeatedly performed with each configuration by full OR teams as part of a multi-year study under the guidance of the BCH Simulator Program (SIMPeds) director and principal investigator, Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD.
BCH SIMPeds and Chamberlain collaborated to bring Surgical Sam to life, meeting the heretofore unmet need of immersive team training that engages the entire OR, including surgery, in the care of the smallest of patients.