University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: WSJ profile of Dr. Pugh explores her work in simulation training

On the third floor of the UW Hospital, Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, and the staff of her Simulation Engineering for Surgical Education (SEnSE) Lab use high-tech sensors and motion-tracking systems along with everyday items such as cotton balls and lentils to create anatomical manikins for hands-on medical simulation exercises. Their creations mimic the feel of real human tissue and offer simulated training opportunities for doctors and other medical professionals on a number of procedures, including breast exams, placing a central line, repairing a hernia, and inserting a breathing tube.

Read more about Dr. Pugh and her work in “UW surgeon champions hands-on tests for doctors”, which ran in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, November 16, 2014.