Automated CPD certification added to Totum digital surgery platform

St Helens, UK – Inovus Medical have announced a new automation feature has been added to their Totum digital surgery platform. Following receipt of RCS accreditation in 2022, the platform now has an automated certification feature that issues Royal College of Surgeon’s England Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for training time spent on the Inovus simulators and the Totum platform. 

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Totum is now able to produce securely-signed CPD certificates based on activity across the ecosystem of Inovus simulators and training activity associated with the Totum digital surgery platform – whether it be live or simulated surgical training. These certificates can be downloaded or saved within the online learning platform for consideration by appraisal teams and faculty. 

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Example of CPD points dashboard within Totum. 

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Example of certificate repository within Totum where certificates can be viewed and downloaded. 

Every hour of training time in Totum provides 1 CPD point. This provision will allow trainee surgeons to work towards their annual CPD requirements while developing and improving their practical surgical skills and provides a compelling option for gaining CPD points in addition to the traditional theory based options. The platform has a wide range of simulated surgical procedures and includes the LapPass tasks, validated by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI) and used by the RCSE for their laparoscopic skills training courses, meaning trainees can accrue CPD points while working towards LapPass competency. 

Dr David Rawaf, Clinical Excellence Lead at Inovus Medical said, “The automation of CPD point accrual and certification while performing hands on skills training is a paradigm shifting step forward for surgical trainees all over the world. We are confident that this will encourage trainees to spend more time developing their hands on motor skills and surgical procedural skills. We are also excited to know that when trainees attend courses that utilise Totum and the Inovus ecosystem of simulators, they will earn CPD points for the hands-on training. As a former surgical trainee, I understand the incredible value this brings.”