Mentice Below-the-knee (BTK) Intervention provides ongoing education to the multidisciplinary teams to ensure proper care of patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). Non-healing wounds in the lower leg are complicated to treat and may lead to limb loss, a devastating event in life with profound physical and psychological consequences. The module provides a training opportunity for limb-salvaging procedures in critical ischemia, in a learner focused and risk-free environment.
The BTK module assumes basic experience in peripheral angiography and familiarity with interventional devices and associated techniques. It provides staged training for students at different experience levels and covers how to gain access to and treat lesions in all main vessels of the lower leg. For the more advanced learners, handling of perforations and pedal-plantar loop techniques are included as well as a platform for discussions of the angiosome concept.
University Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
The ability to remotely introduce complications in real-time while trainees are performing a procedure on the Mentice simulator tremendously enhances the learning experience and brings simulation even closer to reality.