Use of Anti-Skid Material and Patient-Positioning To Prevent Patient Shifting during Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Procedures

Jennifer Klauschie, M. E. Wechter, K. Jacob, V. Zanagnolo, R. Montero, J. Magrina, R. Kho

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Abstract

Study Objective: To estimate patient shifting with the current practice of use of an antiskid material and patient positioning during robotic procedures in gynecology. Design: Pilot observational study (Canadian Task Force classification). Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Twenty-two women undergoing robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures. Intervention: Antiskid material (egg-crate pink foam) was placed beneath patients and patient positioning was used during robotic-assisted procedures. Measurements and Main Results: Patient position was marked before and after surgery. Measurements of shift distance before and after surgery were determined for each patient. Median (range) shift distance was 1.3 (0-7.5) cm. There was no significant association between shift in position and either body mass index or duration of the Trendelenburg position. No shoulder neuropathic injuries were observed during the study. Conclusion: Minimal patient shifting is observed with the use of an antiskid material and patient positioning described, without the use of shoulder braces and straps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • Antiskid material
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotics
  • Shoulder braces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)

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Use of Anti-Skid Material and Patient-Positioning To Prevent Patient Shifting during Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Procedures. / Klauschie, Jennifer; Wechter, M. E.; Jacob, K.; Zanagnolo, V.; Montero, R.; Magrina, J.; Kho, R.

In: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol. 17, No. 4, 07.2010, p. 504-507.

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Klauschie, Jennifer ; Wechter, M. E. ; Jacob, K. ; Zanagnolo, V. ; Montero, R. ; Magrina, J. ; Kho, R. / Use of Anti-Skid Material and Patient-Positioning To Prevent Patient Shifting during Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Procedures. In: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 504-507.
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