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Laparoscopic procedures are mostly performed in operating rooms which have been designed for conventional surgery. The ergonomic layout of these operating rooms is not suited for endoscopic surgery. This study reports on the current state of ergonomics of Dutch operating rooms for laparoscopic surgery. Number of trolleys, presence of ceiling-mounted booms,(More)
Current ergonomic solutions in the operating room focus on patients and surgeons. The work environment of the scrub nurse has not been studied before. In this article the work environment is described and the potential ergonomic problems are addressed. Practical short-term solutions are provided and our design vision for future operating rooms is presented.(More)
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