Proposal for a New Training Exercise for Single Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Lusvin Amado, Sergio A. Salinas, Anibal Pimentel

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation of a new training exercise to improve technical textbfskills in the surgeons who performtextbf Single Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SPLC), a technique that requires active improvements to overcome the lack of triangulation and collision of instruments both within and outside the abdominal cavity. The proposed mechanisms were developed based on peg transfer tests, performed by an expert surgeon in SPLC, with straight forceps and SILS^{\mathbf {TM}} access in a pelvictrainer afterwards an unstructured interview was showed to the surgeon. These methodological tools provided the characteristics of the type of movement required by the peg transfer test at the time of performing the training task, which was taken as a reference to propose a new protocol to be implemented. The mentioned structure was tested by an expert surgeon, who performed 5 tasks, within an average running time of 170 seconds. At the end of the tests, a semi-structured interview was carried out again to the surgeon, where the improvement of the technique was tested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1644-1647
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636466
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 18 Jul 201821 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period18/07/1821/07/18

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