Train4OrthoMIS Online Course as a Manner of Improving Ergonomics in Orthopaedic Surgery
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.
KeywordsErgonomics Working conditions improvement Orthopaedic procedures Procedural knowledge International E-learning course Train4OrthoMIS
This work has been done under the project “Online Vocational Training course on ergonomics for orthopaedic Minimally Invasive Surgery”. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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