Advanced CBE Standards and Practice

CBE competencies are measured and validated on the computer-guided simulator-trainer. This portable breast exam simulator can be used off campus or on. Breast tumor detection skills are learned and practiced until standards of sensitivity and specificity are achieved. Students learn to discriminate between normal nodular (lumpy) breast tissue and suspicious masses in a series of training modules synchronized with teaching breast models. The simulator-trainers connect to the students’ own laptops and performance results are electronically reported directly to instructors.

The course includes:
✔The MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer
✔Simulator training modules with tactually-accurate breast models
✔Video instruction teaching the 5 P’s of clinical breast examination
✔Real-time performance analysis for faculty members

Computer Guided Training Modules
Module 1: Sensitivity Training I
• Normal nodularity
• Solid lesions
• Surface lesions
• Mid-depth lesions
• Chest wall lesions
• Movable and fixed lesions
Module 2: Sensitivity Training II
• Examination pressures
• Examination pattern and perimeter
• Lesion detection within complex breast tissue
Module 3: Specificity Training I
• Discriminating suspicious lesions from normal tissue
• Monitoring and eliminating false alarms (false detections)
Module 4: Specificity Training II
• Detecting suspicious lesions (<5mm) in dense breast tissue
• Monitoring and eliminating false alarms (false detections) in dense breast tissue

Average time to complete: 2 hours (excluding breaks)

This Course is Ideal For

  • Simulation Center Integration
  • Graduate Students

Should be core requirement for all NP and medical students.

– University of Vermont student

This coupled with real bedside education really helped.

– University of San Francisco student

The MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer is a self-administered, palpation training platform that produces and validates breast examination skill. The computer’s operating program is based on published quality-standard examination protocols.

The simulator-trainer advances clinical sensitivity and specificity via progressively more complex breast models. The hands-on examination programs teach basic palpation and advanced tactile discrimination skills. A digital “clinical instructor” guides the student through the training modules, assessing progress and providing corrective feedback.

CBE Simulator-Trainer Performance Results

Module 2: Unlimited false detections allowed

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