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European Project LapForm kick-off meeting

IBV 11-10-12

The Biomechanic Institute of Valencia hosts the kick-off meeting of the European Project Online Vocational Training course on laparoscopy's ergonomics for surgeons and laparoscopic instruments' designers (LapForm).

LapForm project aims to create, implement and set the basis for a pan-European exploitation of a new online course in laparoscopy ergonomics applied to product development of instruments addressed to design professionals, and posture and workplace-related ergonomics for surgeons.

The main objective of the proposal is the development of the contents and the implementation of an online course to assure surgeons and instruments designers a worthy education and training along their professional career regarding ergonomics applied to laparoscopy, matching product innovation with the needs of laparoscopic surgeons and the latter with their working environment. The e-learning tool resulting from the project will be available online in 4 European languages (English, Spanish, Polish and German) in order to increase acceptance of the course.

With the support of the Lifelong learning programme of the European Union (Leonardo Da Vinci Multilateral Projects for Development of Innovation).

http://www.ibv.org/en/news/show_new/76/4012

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Internetowy kurs kształcenia zawodowego w dziedzinie przestrzegania zasad ergonomii w laparoskopii przez chirurgów oraz projektantów narzędzi chirurgicznych

Internetowy kurs kształcenia zawodowego w dziedzinie przestrzegania zasad ergonomii w laparoskopii przez chirurgów oraz projektantów narzędzi chirurgicznyc

 

Miarą sukcesu Instytutu KOMAG są rozległe kontakty międzynarodowe, szeroka i interdyscyplinarna współpraca z zagranicznymi instytutami naukowo-badawczymi, wyższymi uczelniami, firmami i przedsiębiorstwami, działania w zakresie integracji z Europejską Przestrzenią Badawczą, rozszerzanie tradycyjnych form i kierunków współpracy, generowanie nowych projektów, szczególnie w zakresie priorytetowych obszarów działalności, wyznaczonych przez Unię Europejską w programach ramowych, a także udział w międzynarodowych organizacjach, sieciach współpracy i platformach technologicznych.

 

 

http://komag.eu/nauka/projekty-miedzynarodowe

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Projekt międzynarodowy LapForm

SUT 1-10-12

Prezentacja pt. "Ergonomia zabiegów laparoskopowych. Studium przypadku: procedura bariatryczna" przygotowana przez zespół w składzie: Joanna Bartnicka (Politechnika Śląska), Agnieszka Ziętkiewicz (Politechnika Śląska), Grzegorz Kowalski (SPZOZ OSK w Katowicach) oraz Michał Dyaczyński (SPZOZ OSK w Katowicach) została zakwalifikowana do programu „Spotkania ekspertów chirurgii bariatrycznej i metabolicznej. Wideokonferencja: zaawansowane laparoskopowe techniki operacyjne w chirurgii  metabolicznej”. Spotkanie odbyło się w dn. 14-15.04.2014 w Warszawie a jego organizatorem była firma Covidien.

Patronat naukowy nad konferencją objęła Sekcja Wideochirurgii oraz Sekcja Chirurgii Metabolicznej i Bariatrycznej Towarzystwa Chirurgów Polskich.

  Biorąc pod uwagę zainteresowanie wybitnych specjalistów (chirurgów) tematyką ergonomii w zabiegach laparoskopowych mamy nadzieję, że w najbliższym czasie nawiązana zostanie formalna współpraca z jednym z kluczowych ośrodków warszawskich.

http://www.polsl.pl/Wydzialy/ROZ/Strony/LapForm.aspx

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Follow-up meeting of the LapForm European Project

IBV 14-06-13

IBV organized the second consortium meeting of the LapForm project the 28th May 2013. This initiative aims to create, implement and set the basis for a pan-European exploitation of a new online course in laparoscopy ergonomics applied to product development of instruments addressed to design professionals, and posture and workplace-related ergonomics for surgeons.
The main aims of the 2nd consortium meeting were to review the state of development of the activities in progress and to define in detail the remaining tasks to ensure the project success. The Project Coordinator presented the scope of the Progress meeting and the overall situation of the project.

All the partners of the consortium attended the videoconference meeting: Institut für Biomecchanik (BGU-MURNAU); Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión (CCMIJU); Institute of Mining Technology (KOMAG); Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Sociedad Española de Cirugía Laparoscópica y Robótica (SECLA); Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV).

http://www.ibv.org/en/news/show_new/76/4266

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Press article in the International Scientific and Technical Quarterly. Bartnicka J, Ziętkiewicz A. Management Systems in Production Engineering. Scientific and Technical Quarterly 2013; 2(10): 39

SUT PRESS ARTICLE

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SUT has been sent the following scientific publications

  • Title: Challenges for ergonomics and improvement of working conditions during surgeries with use of laparoscopic tools

Author: Bartnicka Joanna (Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of     Organization and Management, Institute of Production Engineering)

The article was sent in May 2013 for conference: Xth International Conference on Systems Supporting Production Engineering, September 2013, Poland

 

  • Title: Analysis of selected ergonomic problems of using surgical laparoscopic tools

Authors: Bartnicka Joanna, Ziętkiewicz Agnieszka (Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Organization and Management, Institute of Production Engineering), Kowalski Grzegorz (District Railway Hospital in Katowice – S.P.Z.O.Z. Department of General Surgery)

The article was sent in July2013 for conference: Annual International Conference Human safety in work environment. Operating machinery and equipment. Integrated Management Systems: Quality - Environment - Safety – Technology, October 2013, Poland

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District Railway Hospital in Katowice

District Railway Hospital in Katowice

S.P.Z.O.Z. put information about LapForm on hospital´s website. The hospital cooperates with SUT within LapForm project.

 

http://www.kolejowy.katowice.pl/oddzialy.php?id_oddzialy=chirurgia_politechnika

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 Xth International Conference on Systems Supporting Production Engineering

02-05 September 2013, Przemyśl / Lviv

There were prepared a poster(Figure) presented the article entitled: “Challenges for ergonomics and improvement of working conditions during surgeries with use of laparoscopic tools” which was the basis for discussion among scientists about assumptions and objectives of LapForm project.

The poster prepared on Xth International Conference on Systems Supporting Production Engineering

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Municipal Office in Gliwice, Poland

Information about LapForm in the city newspaper entitled “Miejskiserwisinformacyjny” (the issue: 33000 copies). Gliwice is one of the largest city in Silesia Region in Poland and has the population of over 190 thousand.

The newspaper is available also in the Municipal Office’s website: https://gliwice.eu/; https://gliwice.eu/dla-mieszkancow

The press information issued by Municipal Office in Gliwice Poland_____________________________________________________________________________________

 IBV (15-10-2013): Third consortium meeting of the LapForm Project

IBV 15-10-13

Brief summary of the third consortium meeting that took place on October 7th in the Instytutu Techniki Górniczej (KOMAG) in Gliwice, Poland

 

http://www.ibv.org/en/news/show_new/76/4357?itemid=76

 

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CCMIJU (5-11-2013): 3rd Medical Engineering Meeting (MeMeet) and 2nd National Symposium of the Spanish Society of Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotics (SECLA)

Summary about both the 3rd Medical Engineering Meeting in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MeMeet 2013) and the 2nd Symposium of the Spanish Society of Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotics (Figure 2), which were celebrated together at the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre and where the first pilot version of the LapForm learning platform was presented.

 

CCMIJU 5-11-13

 

CCMIJU 5-11-13 2

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BGU-MURNAU (28-29/12/2013): Press article in the Murnauer Tagblatt newspaper

This article provides a summary of the goals of the LapForm project. It describes that the Trauma Centre Murnau cooperates in a EU sponsored with several European partners on the development of a learning tool, which could potentially lead to improvement in knowledge about ergonomic aspects during surgical intervention. With improved knowledge in development and every day practice current problems with pain, muscle tension and numbness experienced by surgeon during long lasting surgical interventions could be reduced.

MURNAU 29-12-13

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3rd Medical Engineering Meeting (MeMeet) and 2nd National Symposium of the Spanish Society of Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotics (SECLA), CCMIJU, Cáceres, Spain. October 17th-18th, 2013

During these two scientific events, which took place from October 17th to October 18th 2013, the first pilot version of the LapForm learning platform was presented to the attendees. A banner with the general information concerning the project, main objectives and details regarding its funding was also showed. Additionally, Dr. José Noguera presented a poster concerning the LapForm project at the scientific poster session of the SECLA symposium.

 

CCMIJU 17-10-13 

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CCMIJU 17-10-13 8

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Open house at trauma hospital in Murnau, Germany. October 16th, 2013

The LapForm project was presented during the open house at trauma hospital in Murnau, which was held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the hospital. About 6000 people from the region were visiting.

http://www.bgu-murnau.de/de-DE/news/bilder/Tag-der-offenen-Tuer-2013.pdf

 

Open house at trauma

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Gliwice Scientific Meetings (GSM 2013), Gliwice, Poland. November 15th, 2013.

Presentation of Lapform Project during the 17th Gliwice Scientific Meetings (GSM 2013), which took place on November 15th 2013. This event was organized by the Association for the Support Cancer Research.

Gliwice Scientific Meetings GSM 2013

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Forum on Innovative Technologies for Medicine (ITMED 2013), Podlaskie, Poland. December 5th-7th, 2013

Presentation of LapForm Project during the 7th International Forum on Innovative Technologies for Medicine ITMED 2013, organized by the Innovative Eastern Poland Association and the Marshal of the Podlaskie Region which took place on December 5 – 7th 2013.

 

LapForm poster at the 7th International Forum on Innovative Technologies for Medicine

LapForm poster at the 7th International Forum on Innovative Technologies for Medicine 2

LapForm poster at the 7th International Forum on Innovative Technologies for Medicine 3

 

 

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International Journal of Medical, Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering Vol:7 No:11, 2013, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

International Journal of Medical, Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering Vol:7 No:11, 2013, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

http://waset.org/publications/17256/determinants-of-knowledge-based-improving-workflow-and-communication-within-surgical-team

 

ICIKT 2013

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CCMIJU (11/03/2014): Both the pilot curse on ergonomics applied to laparoscopic instruments design and the pilot curse on ergonomics for laparoscopic surgeons have started

CCMIJU 11-03-2014

This news announces the beginning of both pilot courses. It explains some of their details concerning their main objectives, duration and students enrolled in each course. The development of both pilot courses corresponds to the task 5.5 of the WP5 of the LapForm project.

 

http://www.ccmijesususon.com/en/news/543

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IBV (27/03/2014): Both the pilot course on ergonomics applied to laparoscopic instruments design and the pilot course on ergonomics for laparoscopic surgeons have started

IBV 27-03-2014

This news announces the beginning of both pilot courses. It explains some of their details concerning their main objectives, duration and students enrolled in each course. The development of both pilot courses corresponds to the task 5.5 of the WP5 of the LapForm project.

http://www.ibv.org/en/news/show_new/76/4520

 

 

 

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SUT (uploaded 21/03/2014): Information published on the SUT's website about the workshop entitled: “Ergonomics in laparoscopic surgeries”, which took place in District Railway Hospital in Katowice – S.P.Z.O.Z.

This news presents the information concerning the workshop "Ergonomics in laparoscopic surgeries" organized by the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) and the District Railway Hospital in Katowice under the framework of the LapForm project.

The main objective of the workshop was summarizing the LapForm results and presentation of the future plans in range of LapForm tasks.

The program was divided in fourth parts:

1st part:

  • Lecture prepared by SUT entitled: "The challenges for ergonomics in range of improving working conditions in laparoscopic surgeries" – presenter Joanna Bartnicka
  • Discussion about ergonomic problems related to two type of laparoscopic procedures: cholecystectomy and bariatric.

2nd part:

  • Lecture prepared by District Railway Hospital in Katowice entitled: "“Educational needs in laparoscopy in Poland” – presenter Grzegorz Kowalski
  • Discussion about educational problems related to laparoscopy in Poland.

3rd part:

  • Discussion about possible areas of cooperation between universities, hospitals and manufacturers of laparoscopic tools in range of ergonomics in laparoscopy

4th part:

  • Practical activities concerning ergonomics in laparoscopy

 

The information about workshop was located in two websites:

SUT website: http://www.polsl.pl/Wydzialy/ROZ/Strony/LapForm.aspx

District Railway Hospital website: https://www.facebook.com/oskolejowy

SUT 21-03-2014

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03/03/2014 – Workshop: “Ergonomics in laparoscopic surgeries”. This workshop took place in District Railway Hospital in Katowice – S.P.Z.O.Z.

The presenters from SUT and the District Railway Hospital in Katowice were:

Joanna Bartnicka, SUT: “The challenges for ergonomics in range of improving working conditions in laparoscopic surgeries” (Figure 4).

The main contents of this presentation were:

  1. Introduction to ergonomics. Information about the concept of ergonomics and its creator Wojciech Bogumił Jastrzębowski, quick history about development of ergonomics and related definitions.
  2. The studies in range of ergonomics in laparoscopic surgeries, the example of the District Railway Hospital
  3. The genesis of the studies (presentation of LapForm project)
  4. Objective of the research study: ergonomic assessment of working conditions during laparoscopic procedures.
  5. The methodology (*)
  6. Ergonomic analysis of working conditions during laparoscopic procedures: case studyConclusions and thoughts on improving working conditions during laparoscopic procedures
    1. Cholecystectomy
    2. Bariatric
  7. Directions for further research
  8. Discussion

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1st stage, description of preliminary research studies:

  • Ergonomic diagnosis with the use of questionnaires
  • Photographic documentation of the operating room and all of the tools used for cholecystectomy and bariatric procedure
  • Interviews with a nurse and a surgeon participating in laparoscopic procedures
  • Conducting staging surgery
  • Analysis of surgical equipment for measuring angles in the joints

2nd stage, acquisition of data concerning the mode of laparoscopic procedures under real conditions.

3rd stage, ergonomic assessment using dedicated test methods: REBA, OWAS, CAPTIV, Anthropos-ErgoMax, 3D SSPP.

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Grzegorz Kowalski, District Railway Hospital in Katowice: “Educational needs in laparoscopy in Poland”

The main contents of this presentation were:

  1. Introduction.
    1. Information about changes in medicine and technological development on the example of minimal invasive procedures.
    2. Presentation of main learning institutions in Europe (France, Slovakia, Czech Republic).
    3. Laparoscopy as a modern operational technique: the history of development laparoscopy and contemporary look at laparoscopy, different laparoscopic methods such as NOTES, SILS and robotic surgery.
    4. Educational needs of polish surgeons in range of laparoscopy: national training centres, availability in the field of advanced laparoscopic procedures, the needs of improvement of training quality.
    5. How to improve the educational process in laparoscopy: simulators, trainers, 3D virtual techniques, Augmented Reality, etc.
    6. Conclusions

    Educational needs in laparoscopy in Poland

The second part of the workshop took place on March 5th, 2015, where the presentation entitled: “Laparoscopic instruments. Selected ergonomic problems” was showed by MichałDyaczyński from District Railway Hospital in Katowice

The presentation had a practical dimension. During presentation a set of usual laparoscopic instruments were presented such as graspers, trocars, extractors, clip applier and laparoscopic scissor. The difference between disposable and reusabletools as well the ergonomic and technical problems of using them were discussed. There was exposed that ergonomic problems with laparoscopic instruments are mainly connected handles designs and some technical problems such as breaking of instruments or jamming of clip applier and endostaplers.

Laparoscopic instruments.Selected ergonomic problems

During the two-part workshop (03/03/2014 and 05/03/2014) lectures were presented and practical exercises with the participation of laparoscopic surgeons and LapForm members from SUT were performed. These practical activities consisted of:

  • Presentation of the set of laparoscopic instruments for bariatric surgery
  • Demonstrations of instruments manipulation
  • Presentation of how to prepare the patient (on the example of the mannequin) before surgery - location of incisions, the location of the monitor, setting the operation table
  • Presentation of measure apparatus of the angle joints, staging of selected activities of surgeon including the measurement of angles in the joints.

This part of workshop included the introduction to attendants of how to prepare the training material and the operational field before a surgery including ergonomic criteria. Particularly, the LapForm outcomes and the assumptions from the Pilot Course: ONLINE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON ERGONOMICS FOR LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS were presented.

Practical activities organized during the workshop

Practical activities organized during the workshop

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In the frame of XVIII Conference Innovation of Management and Production Engineering, Zakopane, Poland from March 1st to 3rd,2014, there was published the article:

Bartnicka Joanna: Improving knowledge transfer in the life cycle of surgical instruments with the use of virtual techniques.

http://www.ptzp.org.pl/files/konferencje/kzz/artyk_pdf_2014/T2/t2_28.pdf

XVIII Conference Innovation

XVIII Conference Innovation 2

XVIII Conference Innovation 3

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CCMIJU (03/06/2014): LapForm project follow-up meeting

CCMIJU 11-03-2014

 

This news announced the celebration of the follow-up meeting that was performed via videoconference. During this meeting all the partners reviewed the current state of the project as well as the results of both pilot e-learning courses in ergonomics for laparoscopic surgeons and designers of laparoscopic instruments.

 

http://www.ccmijesususon.com/en/news/565

 

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SUT (14-15/04/2014): “Bariatric surgery expert meeting & Videoconference: Advanced laparoscopic techniques in metabolic surgery”. The conference took place in Warsaw (Poland). The organizer was Covidien Company

SUT 15-04-2014

 

Figure presents the Conference Poster and the Agenda where the lecture about LapForm titled “Ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery. Case study from bariatric” is marked. The authors were Joanna Bartnicka (SUT), Agnieszka Ziętkiewicz (SUT), Grzegorz Kowalski (District Railway Hospital in Katowice) Oraz Michał Dyaczyński (District Railway Hospital in Katowice).The scientific patronage over the conference covered Videosurgery Section and Section of Surgery Metabolic and Bariatric of Polish Surgeons Association.

 

The presentation was given by Joanna Bartnicka concerned the methods of examination of laparoscopic working conditions and the assumptions and objectives of LapForm project. This was positively received by a group of outstanding Polish specialists in the field of bariatric surgery. Support for the research was expressed in the forum by professors from the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, Autonomus Public Clinical Hospital in Warsaw and Polish Foundation of European School of Oncology in Warsaw. Figure presents photos which were taken during the presentation and the selected presentation slide.

SUT 15-04-2014 2

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The LapForm project holds its final meeting

The result of the project has been the creation of eight online courses about Ergonomics for Surgeons and Laparoscopic Instruments Designers

 

On 11 September 2014 the final meeting of the project was held in Cáceres. Here the results of the previous phases, especially the findings of the pilot tests were evaluated and the exploitation plan of the final results was also approved. During September, the partners have performed the final adjustments and improvements.

The main objective of LapForm project is the development of the contents and the implementation of an online course to assure surgeons and laparoscopic instruments designers a worthy education and training along their professional career regarding ergonomics applied to laparoscopy, matching product innovation with the needs of laparoscopic surgeons and the latter with their working environment.

To develop the project a work plan has been carried out including the definition of training needs, development of the structure and content of the course, its implementation in a telematic platform and its validation in a pilot test.

The courses have been developed in English, Spanish, German and Polish, and will be available in the IBV virtual campus ( http://campus.ibv.org ).
More information about the courses and all the materials developed can be found at the project web page: http://lapform.eu/index.php/es/ and also at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LapformProject

All the partners of the project attended to the meeting: Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) – Spain; Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre Jesús Usón (CCMIJU) – Spain; Instytut Techniki Gorniczej (KOMAG) – Spain; Sociedad Española de Cirugía Laparoscópica y Robótica (SECLA) – Poland; Silesian University of Technology. Faculty of Organization and Management (SUT) – Poland; Institute of Biomechanics, Trauma Center Murnau and Paracelsus Private Medical University Salzburg (MURNAU) – Germany.


The LapFORM project (527985-LLP-1-2012-ES-LEONARDO-LMP) is funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.

 

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