An important note regarding Stereotaxis technology
The primary change that will occur when using the Niobe® ES system is how the physician interacts with the tip of the treatment catheter. Magnetically driven catheters have a soft, flexible shaft and ferrous tip exhibiting the following properties:
- Stable, focal tip/tissue contact throughout the range of the cardiac cycle
- Directional steering controlled at the distal tip by magnetic force
- Catheter advancement/retraction is controlled by mechanical force
Niobe® ES System Best Practices Program
The goal of this program is to provide physicians with the ability to efficiently and safely navigate and keep the treatment catheter at a desired location. We deliver this ability through the Niobe ES® System Best Practices Program. This program is a combination of Stereotaxis-guided and self-directed learning and development.
Niobe® ES System Best Practices Program Overview
Developed for physicians and their treatment teams, this program is divided into three phases, with reinforcing activities and supporting tools. Physicians and their staff receive equal attention in this educational process.
Phase 1: Introduction to Niobe® ES System Best Practices (Product Education)
The first phase of this program focuses on building a strong foundation of product knowledge and skills. In preparation for clinical cases, this phase involves:
- Developing efficient procedural setup
- Observing live and recorded procedures to visualize Best Practices
- Formation of Best Practice skills through hands-on exercises
- Pairing of learning physician with a peer physician who has completed this program
Phase 2: Application of Niobe® ES Best Practices (Clinical Case Series)
In this second phase, physicians and their staff are prepared to employ the Niobe® ES system in the clinical environment. With a concrete foundation of product knowledge and skills from Phase 1, physicians and staff are now able to quickly increase their efficiencies of use.
During this phase the paired peer physician acts as a resource and guide, sharing key insights. After the initial clinical case series, detailed feedback is provided in the form of a team debrief which includes measurement and trend analysis of metrics including:
- Procedural efficiency
- X-ray exposure time
- Radiofrequency energy delivery
Phase 2 is a continuing and guided experiential learning process. Subsequent clinical case series will focus on fine tuning workflows to deliver the desired results unique to each physician in his or her practice.
Phase 3: Mastery Concepts
During the final phase, our physicians have the opportunity to select their pathway to mastery. At this self-directed stage, the majority of educational content will be tailored for each customer’s goals related to clinical practice, career and/or lifestyle at work.
Whether the goal is to teach others, to conduct research, or to simply better understand how the use of this technology interacts with your practice and hospital environment – this stage prepares you to continue growing on your terms.