Train4OrthoMIS Online Course as a Manner of Improving Ergonomics in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Joanna Bartnicka
  • Alicia Piedrabuena
  • Raquel Portilla
  • Juan Luis Moyano-Cuevas
  • José Blas Pagador
  • Francisco M. Sánchez-Margallo
  • Peter Augat
  • Dariusz Michalak
  • Jarosław Tokarczyk
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 590)

Abstract

The paper presents the research outcomes on ergonomic needs among orthopaedic surgeons and the way of improving working conditions while performing orthopaedic surgeries. The international survey was conducted among orthopaedic surgeons in Europe, that revealed physical ailments of surgeons like neck pain, thoracic and lumbar pain, musculoskeletal stress, fatigue in the legs and feet as well as mental fatigue or headache. In turn to the most important deficiencies in ergonomics area are: awkward body postures, having to stand, the position and height of the operating table.

Taking this into account it is proposed an open and international online training course for improving ergonomics features. The new approach of this course is demonstrated by basing on ICT functionalities and combination of specific course features like: possible short duration of training; contents focus on practice and based on knowledge visualization; mobile and open access to training or knowledge verification based on students’ preferences.

Keywords

Ergonomics Working conditions improvement Orthopaedic procedures Procedural knowledge International E-learning course Train4OrthoMIS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanna Bartnicka
    • 1
  • Alicia Piedrabuena
    • 2
  • Raquel Portilla
    • 2
  • Juan Luis Moyano-Cuevas
    • 3
  • José Blas Pagador
    • 3
  • Francisco M. Sánchez-Margallo
    • 3
  • Peter Augat
    • 4
  • Dariusz Michalak
    • 5
  • Jarosław Tokarczyk
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Production EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Instituto de Biomecánica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery CentreCáceresSpain
  4. 4.Institute of BiomechanicsTrauma Center MurnauMurnau am StaffelseeGermany
  5. 5.KOMAG Institute of Mining TechnologyGliwicePoland

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