Choosing cadaveric tissue is important to consider when preparing for a surgical training event. There are many aspects when considering the use of tissue, utmost of course is the fact that these are people that wanted their last gift in life to be used to help further the scientific and medical fields and we need to remember to honor that request in the best way possible.
As 2017 comes to an end, we put together a brief roundup of everything we accomplished at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. From hosting surgical device debuts, to adding to the hands-on approach we take for our educational courses, we worked hard to establish ourselves as a one-stop medical training facility.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Scott Magnuson, MD invites you to participate in our fifth annual OSAS Surgery International Course from February 25-27, 2018 at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. Dr. Magnuson will by joined by his esteemed, international, co-course directors, Filippo Montevecchi, MD (Italy), Julia Crawford, MD (Australia), and Claudio Vicini, MD (Italy). This course was created to show-case the up-to-date surgical procedures available to treat those who cannot tolerate non-surgical treatment options.
From November 30th-December 1st in Celebration, Florida, we are hosting our Robotic Abdominal Wall Surgery Course. With a strong practical focus, our course will include anatomical, clinical and surgical oriented lectures which will be practiced in the lab with hands-on anatomical dissections. The face-to-face relationships built during this course between the faculty and participants allows for physicians to continue to improve their abilities to treat abdominal wall hernias and better address diagnosis for patients once they have left our bioskills training lab.
With thousands of the world’s top surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists and other spine care specialists gathering in Orlando this week, for the 2017 North American Spine Society’s (NASS) largest event of the year we are anticipating countless breakthroughs in this rapidly evolving specialty. This meeting marks the 32nd year of NASS’ annual meeting and is expected to be the largest of its kind.
Being headquartered in Florida means we have plenty of experience in preparing for the worst when it comes to natural disasters. Our recent run-in with Hurricane Irma had us thinking about the amount of time we spend prepping our homes, families, companies and facilities in anticipation for the big storm, and how we can pull parallels for our dedication to surgical preparation.
This month, we explored the biggest news to come out of the medical technology world, with a particular focus on robotic and virtual innovations. While we’re seeing many new devices enter the market, we’re seeing some equally exciting new training methods too. Read on to see what we flagged as this month’s biggest advancements.
“The growing of knowledge creates change naturally and organically, and change is how we advance ourselves, peers, culture and all of mankind.” –Monica Reed, MD
With the increasing innovation within the Robotic Surgery space, we took a look at how these changes are influencing the laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery instrumentation industry.
Our Chief Technology Officer, Roger Smith, PhD, had the chance to test out the FlexDex surgical instrument, which combines the dexterity of robotic surgery with a laparoscopic surgical device. Dr. Smith’s extensive research in robotic surgery has provided him insights on many potential implications for the FlexDex instrument, and how it may play a valuable role in the future of minimally invasive surgery technologies.
Patient engagement systems are revolutionizing how patients are cared for. Using technology that patients are already familiar with helps distract from discomfort and pain, educate them about their treatment, and reduce nurse call button presses. This improvement of care is resulting in happier patients, which leads to better Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. Below, we’ve listed some of the biggest impacts that engagement has on the industry, and the technology they are using to make it happen.