Sim Lab & Laparoscopic Surgery



Our Sim Lab is equipped with a Noelle Simulator, a programmable mannequin that allows
our residents to hone their skills with routine procedures such as vaginal deliveries, and
operative assisted deliveries (forceps and vacuum).  The mannequin is also programmable
to simulate complications to allow residents to practice skills such as breech delivery,
reduction of shoulder dystocia and management of postpartum hemorrhage.  We are not

limited to the Lab as we have taken Noelle to our clinic, Labor and Delivery and our lecture

hall for didactics.  We are working with the nursing department to expand our utilization of

simulation to improve the communication and cooperative efforts necessary for patient



Our department also offers simulation training in gynecology.  See the section on

“fundamentals of laparoscopy” The hospital also has a trainer for robotic surgery.


Our department actively supports our simulation program, as we recognize that it is vital

to the care of our patients.  Dr. Gist, our program director, has taken a particular interest

in heading simulation initiatives. Members of both our faculty and the nursing staff will also

be attending a presentation on High Risk Obstetrics and Obstetrical Emergency Simulation

Nashville, Tennessee. 


Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery 





The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conducts a "Fundamentals of Laparoscopic
Surgery" curriculum as part of our residents' training. 


This course provides our residents with the basic knowledge and technical skills specific to

laparoscopic surgery that will optimize surgical outcome and quality of patient care. The

cognitive aspect of this program is taught through a series of didactic lectures and knowledge

is complemented by faculty-supervised simulations to allow "hands-on" practice of skills such

as peg transfer, pattern cutting, and both intracorporeal and extracorporeal suturing. 


Resident skill evaluation and real-time feedback are given by faculty supervisors. 













 NRP Training







Forceps Training






Hysteroscopy Training







UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

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