UF Health Urology in Collaboration with CCSALT Create ProACT Simulator

UF Urology Residents USe FIRST in THE NATION PROACT SImULATOR


In collaboration with Dr. Larry Yeung, (UF Health Urology), and with funding from UroMedica, a simulator for ProACT placement was developed by the UF Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT).

The ProACT system is FDA approved for the treatment of adult men who have stress urinary incontinence arising from intrinsic sphincter deficiency of at least twelve months duration, following radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). These patients have failed to respond adequately to conservative therapy.

Under guidance from Samsun Lampotang, (Director of CSSALT and a joint professor of UF Health Urology), the simulator uses simulated fluoroscopy with no exposure to ionizing radiation to teach proper placement of the ProACT balloon system. The simulator is currently being utilized in the UF Urology residency program and in national and international Urology workshops in scientific/urology meetings. More details about the ProACT placement simulator can be found at CSSALT ProACT Simulator Website.


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