Hands-on Station: Thermal Spread with Bipolar Electrosurgery
The purpose of this station is for the user to demonstrate the safe use of bipolar energy in the laparoscopic setting. After completion of this station, the user will be able to set up a bipolar unit and demonstrate the safe use of a laparoscopic bipolar instrument while completing a simple surgical task. The user will transect ex vivo tissue while recognizing and controlling his or her thermal spread. The equipment needed for the lab is listed below. A thermal imaging camera can be used to monitor the user’s thermal spread during the task.