Cadavers are common in medical studies and education, as there is a lot we can learn from them. Pulsatile cadavers (Pat: https://www.maverickmeded.com/patents) are no exception. Maverick Medical Education is dedicated to providing the best possible education for each of our courses. As such, not only do we use cadavers for hands-on training, but we use high-fidelity, pulsatile cadavers to increase that training.
What are pulsatile cadavers?
Cadaveric specimens have been used in education for years, as have live models. Different considerations come into play when deciding which to use. A live model is beneficial in its blood flow and reactions that simulate procedures. That said, live models cannot withstand the repetitions needed to achieve proficiency in nerve blocks and other procedures. Cadavers can be utilized, but lack the necessary biofeedback, especially when working with venous procedures. Blood flow, however, can be mimicked in a cadaver by utilizing special patented pumps and technology, giving us a pulsatile cadaver. These pulsatile cadavers provide an extra layer of information when used for training.
Why are they important?
Cadavers are crucial in giving medical students, trainees, and professionals a better frame of reference for the human body. Learning medicine cannot just occur in the lecture hall or by watching and observing in person or virtually. Learning the amount of pressure needed for certain pressures via tactile input is vital. Pulsatile cadavers allow for extra information, as students can see a simulation of the body’s response during these procedures. According to Science Direct, this training “has a longer learning curve, with gradual improvement, reflecting the enhanced difficulty of a more realistic model.” This can be a great benefit, as a student is more prepared to perform once back in their clinical or hospital setting.
How is Maverick different?
We not only use pulsatile cadavers as part of multiple of our courses, but we also ensure the highest quality and training in using those cadavers. Each pulsatile cadaver is preserved and maintained to provide the best tactile input possible. Additionally, the technology we use in pulsatile cadavers is patented by our organization to make the learning and training done with Maverick Medical Education unique. What’s more, Maverick Medical Education courses keep our student-to-teacher ratio small allowing for repetition. Not only will the pulsatile cadaver provide the improvement needed for medical professionals, but this repetition will provide proficiency. This proficiency means students are ready to apply their skills immediately in their practices.
If you are interested in learning more about our educational programs, contact Maverick Medical Education today! A number of our courses use pulsatile cadavers and/or live models, when appropriate, to give the best training available. Every aspect of our medical training is focused on getting medical professionals the education and training they need to provide the best care for their patients.
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