From the beginning, we believed that a simplified system could reduce the lengthy EVH learning curve. Some existing harvesting systems have been shown to require 100+ cases to properly learn; we felt we could improve upon that. And the last 3 years have proven us right.
During that time, customers across the US have shared countless success stories as they convert to Venapax. We have developed and honed a predictable process through hundreds of test cases, and those learnings are available through several training opportunities.
Based on customer feedback, it seems the greatest success comes when institutions fully commit to Venapax versus trying it sporadically. That day in, day out familiarity with Venapax rapidly increases comfort level and efficiency, which dramatically decreases the learning curve.
To ensure your success, we offer the following training opportunities:
Matt Petrides PA-C in conjunction with Saphena Medical, has developed a bench top simulator that enables the user to mimic the actual movements during a case. From hand mechanics to the dissection and branch ligation process, this simulator gives a virtual experience as close to real as possible. What's more, the simulator is easy to reload and allows for repeated practice cases to increase familiarity and to master hand positions prior to use in an actual case.
At select venues within the US, Saphena Medical holds EVH & ERAH courses which include a combination of didactic and video presentations along with practice on the bench top model and cadaveric tissue. Course proctors have many years experience teaching EVH/ERAH, and the reasons they’ve switched to Venapax will be evident throughout.
Saphena is also able to bring the course to your institution. We arrange with your team to bring the didactic, video and cadaveric portions of our training to your hospital at a time when it is most convenient for you.
All training options are focused on helping customers gain the valuable experience and comfort they need to be prepared for that first case and beyond. We focus not only on surgical technique but also on building a team approach to training that incorporates the harvesters, their cardiac teams and administrators.
Venapax and our training programs will always evolve based on the voices of our customers and our collective field experience. We are dedicated to making every harvest experience with Venapax a productive and exciting experience.
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