Increase your knowledge of procedures, competences and teamwork in the OR
From 25 to 27 September 2017 the ERUS-EAUN Robotic Urology Nursing Meeting (ERUS-EAUN17) will take place in Bruges, Belgium in conjunction with the 14th ERUS Meeting (ERUS17). There is no harmonised training for nurses and RNFAs at this moment and this meeting aims to fill this gap with a high quality nurses programme. The 2017 edition of the ERUS-EAUN Rootic Urology Nursing Meeting in Bruges is a unique meeting for nurses and RNFAs working in robotic urology. By collaborating with EAU and ERUS we are able to provide an educational programme based on best practice and high standards.
The aim of the ERUS-EAUN Robotic Urology Nursing Meeting is to become the educational platform for OR nurses and RNFAs working with robot-assisted urology surgery. The programme will include the latest research in our field of expertise and also anticipate what the future will bring. The meeting will offer theoretical in-depth knowledge and optional hands-on training for nurses working in robot-assisted urology surgery (for hands-on training separate registration applies).
The first day will be completely dedicated to the operating room nurse / assistant role in theory and practice. This will include state-of-the art lectures on safe positioning, avoiding complications, radical prostatectomy, kidney and bladder cancer, amongst others. Team training, troubleshooting, ethics and educational video presentations are some of the other important topics that will be discussed with the audience by highly skilled and experienced speakers. This day will deepen the knowledge of the patient’s pathway from diagnosis to surgery and increase awareness of the importance of having the right competences in the operating room.
On days 2 and 3, the nurse delegates will attend the lectures and live surgery sessions of the regular ERUS programme, to return home completely updated on the latest developments in the field.
The hands-on course at ORSI (HOT 1) includes:
- Theory regarding the impact of robotic surgery in a perspective of minimal invasive surgery, including the pros and cons and cost effectiveness of robotic surgery.
- What different robotic instruments are there and which ones are suitable for urology surgery.
- Handle the Endo GIATM stapler and different cartridges, vessel staplers and sealers and different clip appliers.
- Training on the Si and da Vinci Xi systems: port placement, different clutches, docking and positioning the arms, adjusting the ports, etc.
The hands-on courses at the congress venue (HOT 2 & 3) include:
- Console training, enabling a greater understanding of the roles in the team, the advantages of 3D vision and high definition, etc.
- Team training and assisting laparoscopically: test your skills, examine the role of the RNFA and practise collaborating with a person in the console.
- Communication training in high risk settings such as the operating room.
Registration for the HOT sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. Few places are still available.