[WHITE PAPER] - Enabling technology to drive safer surgery

Digital Surgery is more than foisting “cut-here-using-this-instrument” recommendations on a surgeon or providing a technical skills assessment to a resident. An integrated Digital Surgery platform[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] Supporting Surgical Training Virtually: Rethinking the Model

Given the ever-changing landscape and increasing importance of virtual learning alternatives, how do we best adapt surgical training programs to embrace the needs and nuances of today’s surgeons?[…]

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Generation Z needs to do surgical training differently. Here's why.

An article recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education  has a tongue-in-cheek title based on the oft-quoted surgical training quip, “ See one. Do one. Teach one.”

The obvious meaning[…]

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How non-technical (soft) skills actually impact surgical outcomes

Previously, we explored on this blog how technical skills can impact surgical outcomes. But, recent studies show how poor non-technical skills could be a significant cause of adverse events in the[…]

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How (Exactly) Surgical Skill Impacts Outcomes

It’s generally accepted that surgical skills have an impact on a patient’s outcome. In spite of this assumption, there has been little work to more thoroughly investigate to what extent it has an[…]

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Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Case for Embedded Checklists

Previously, we discussed both the potential and the pitfalls of surgical checklists. While their usage has been shown to help minimize surgical site infections and reduce post-op mortality by up[…]

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Hone Soft Skills for Surgical Success

When it comes to surgery, many assume that improving outcomes depends solely on improving technique. While this certainly plays a major role, surgery relies on a much larger set of skills, not all[…]

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Surgical Training 2.0: How Technology is Enhancing Surgical Skill

There’s no getting around it, surgery is incredibly complex. For residents learning how to suture and tying knots to experienced surgeons learning the latest in laparoscopic procedures, mastering[…]

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Diagnosing and Treating the Surgical Quality Gap: a Case for Video-Based Assessment

Over the past year, we’ve seen more and more articles about operating room integration appear in medical journals and healthcare publications, an exciting sign that attitudes are shifting toward a[…]

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