FundamentalVR receives CPD accreditation for all current simulations

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FundamentalVR has received continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for its entire current portfolio of surgical training simulations.

Quick read

➨ FundamentalVR receives CPD accreditation for all of its simulations

➨ Fundamental Surgery now demonstrates sufficient educational value to contribute to individual surgeons’ yearly CPD requirements

➨ The platform supports a range of orthopedic procedures

➨ It is deployed with a number of medical institutions, including Mayo Clinic and UCLA in the US

The story

Earlier this year, London- and Boston-based FundamentalVR received CPD accreditation for its total hip replacement (posterior approach) training simulation.

With the other simulations on its educational platform, Fundamental Surgery, now accredited, they are now all confirmed as activities that demonstrate sufficient educational value to contribute to individual surgeons’ yearly CPD requirement, for which six points can be claimed.

Fundamental Surgery currently supports a range of orthopedic procedures, including spinal pedicle screw, total hip arthroplasty (posterior), total hip arthroplasty (anterior) and total knee arthroplasty.

Launched in August last year, the platform combines VR with cutting-edge haptics to create a scalable ‘flight simulator’ experience for trainee and qualified surgeons.

The platform is deployed with a number of medical institutions, including Mayo Clinic and UCLA in the US, UCLH in the UK, and Sana in Germany.

Richard Vincent, chief executive officer and founder of FundamentalVR, commented: “Our mission has always been to provide surgeons and trainees with a solution that they could use to train and maintain their skills anywhere, providing them with the visuals, feelings and sounds they would expect during real surgery.”

“Receiving accreditation for all of our current simulation offerings by the Royal College of Surgeons of England validates our efforts. We are looking forward to creating and releasing additional simulations in multiple practice areas to help as many surgeons as possible hone their skills.”

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