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Evolution of robotics in surgery and implementing a perioperative robotics nurse specialist role.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16579121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Use of robotics is expanding rapidly in the medical arena. Not only are a growing number of facilities purchasing robotic systems, but the number of surgeons using them also is increasing, which creates many challenges (eg, cost, training, safety). The evolution of robotics in surgery is presented within the context of virtual reality, telepresence, telemanipulation, and passive (ie, master-slave) robotic surgical systems. A new perioperative nursing role, the robotics nurse specialist, was developed and implemented at one facility. The need for a robotics nurse specialist and how this role can help the entire surgical team promote positive patient and facility outcomes also is discussed.
Paula Francis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0001-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-03     Completed Date:  2006-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-42, 644-6, 649-50 passim     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing, Perioperative Division, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Equipment Design
History, 20th Century
Nurse's Role
Perioperative Nursing* / education
Program Development
Prostatectomy / instrumentation,  nursing
Robotics / history,  trends*
Specialties, Nursing* / education
Task Performance and Analysis
United States

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