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The empty OR-process analysis and a new concept for flexible and modular use in minimal invasive surgery.
Surg Technol Int. 2003; 11:45-9.ST

Abstract

The reproducible advantages of minimal invasive surgery have led to a worldwide spread of these techniques. Nevertheless, the increasing use of technology causes problems in the operating room (OR). The workstation environment and workflow are handicapped by a great number of isolated solutions that demand a large amount of space. The Center of Excellence in Medical Technology (CEMET) was established in 2001 as an institution for a close cooperation between users, science, and manufacturers of medical devices in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The future OR, as a major project, began with a detailed process analysis, which disclosed a large number of medical devices with different interfaces and poor standardisation as main problems. Smaller and more flexible devices are necessary, as well as functional modules located outside the OR. Only actuators should be positioned near the operation area. The future OR should include a flexible-room concept and less equipment than is in use currently. A uniform human-user interface is needed to control the OR environment. This article addresses the need for a clear workspace environment, intelligent-user interfaces, and flexible-room concept to improve the potentials in use of minimal invasive surgery.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Medical University Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12931282

Citation

Eckmann, Christian, et al. "The Empty OR-process Analysis and a New Concept for Flexible and Modular Use in Minimal Invasive Surgery." Surgical Technology International, vol. 11, 2003, pp. 45-9.
Eckmann C, Olbrich G, Shekarriz H, et al. The empty OR-process analysis and a new concept for flexible and modular use in minimal invasive surgery. Surg Technol Int. 2003;11:45-9.
Eckmann, C., Olbrich, G., Shekarriz, H., & Bruch, H. P. (2003). The empty OR-process analysis and a new concept for flexible and modular use in minimal invasive surgery. Surgical Technology International, 11, 45-9.
Eckmann C, et al. The Empty OR-process Analysis and a New Concept for Flexible and Modular Use in Minimal Invasive Surgery. Surg Technol Int. 2003;11:45-9. PubMed PMID: 12931282.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The empty OR-process analysis and a new concept for flexible and modular use in minimal invasive surgery. AU - Eckmann,Christian, AU - Olbrich,Guenter, AU - Shekarriz,Hodjat, AU - Bruch,Hans-Peter, PY - 2003/8/22/pubmed PY - 2004/5/20/medline PY - 2003/8/22/entrez SP - 45 EP - 9 JF - Surgical technology international JO - Surg Technol Int VL - 11 N2 - The reproducible advantages of minimal invasive surgery have led to a worldwide spread of these techniques. Nevertheless, the increasing use of technology causes problems in the operating room (OR). The workstation environment and workflow are handicapped by a great number of isolated solutions that demand a large amount of space. The Center of Excellence in Medical Technology (CEMET) was established in 2001 as an institution for a close cooperation between users, science, and manufacturers of medical devices in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The future OR, as a major project, began with a detailed process analysis, which disclosed a large number of medical devices with different interfaces and poor standardisation as main problems. Smaller and more flexible devices are necessary, as well as functional modules located outside the OR. Only actuators should be positioned near the operation area. The future OR should include a flexible-room concept and less equipment than is in use currently. A uniform human-user interface is needed to control the OR environment. This article addresses the need for a clear workspace environment, intelligent-user interfaces, and flexible-room concept to improve the potentials in use of minimal invasive surgery. SN - 1090-3941 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12931282/The_empty_OR_process_analysis_and_a_new_concept_for_flexible_and_modular_use_in_minimal_invasive_surgery_ L2 - http://surgicaltechnology.com/11-Surgical-Overview.htm#045 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -