Appendicitis is a common condition, occurring in around 1 in 20 people in the US at some point in their lives.1 Surgical treatment for this condition is by removal of the inflamed or infected appendix. The procedure can be performed either open or laparoscopic, and is not considered to cause significant long-term problems.
Knowledge of surgical instrument trays is essential for all operating room staff to ensure effective support is given to the surgeon.
There is a long list of instrumentation to get to grips with, so Touch Surgery™ is coming to the rescue with our simulation on a typical instrument tray you might use for a laparoscopic appendectomy.
Our module takes you through all the standard instrumentation and their functions, keeping in mind that surgeons’ preferences and institutional protocols may vary. All members of the operating team should be familiar with the safe use of the instrumentation and equipment.