Training OR nurses to safely assist during robotic surgery

Training OR nurses to safely assist during robotic surgery

With the rise of robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgeons are no longer the only group to benefit from extensive training to safely perform laparoscopic surgery. OR nurses are increasingly asked to assist by using laparoscopic instruments to provide the surgeon with the tools needed during a procedure. For this reason OR nurses have embraced the Simendo as their most popular training tool. Featured below is an informative articles about OR nurses using the Simendo.

The Da Vinci surgical robot makes it possible to perform procedures with more precision and with less risk of complications for the patient. As with other operations, both surgeons and operating assistants perform the procedure jointly. The surgeon controls the robot, while the surgical assistant sits next to both the patient and the robot to perform supporting actions.

These operations are slightly different than with a regular operation. The operating assistants therefore wanted to practice using the Da Vinci. Reinier de Graaf has been offering this possibility since last May by having them train on Simendo, the virtual reality surgery trainer. This simulates various actions that are also relevant when using the Da Vinci.

Simendo is normally only used by training assistants and surgeons. By offering surgical assistants this opportunity, Reinier de Graaf also wants to increase their knowledge. In this way, the hospital ensures that operations with the Da Vinci robot are carried out even more accurately and safely.

Nurses using the Simendo at the Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis
Nurses using the Simendo at the Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis

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