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 safety. 


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, Tn. 


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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