Tag: Robotics

Considering robotics? Plan for a program, not just procedures

Robotic surgery has become part of the OR landscape, partly driven by marketing, as competing hospitals purchase robots and advertise them to consumers eager for the latest technology. "It's definitely a consumer-driven health care offering," says Lynda Petty, RN, director of perioperative education, policy, and process improvement at The Ohio…

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By: OR Manager
August 1, 2010
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Scrub robot transfers to CS department

Penelope the robot may be able to assemble and take apart trays. Penelope, the first surgical robot able to hand instruments and assist at surgery is transferring to another department—central sterile reprocessing— and her name will be Penelope CS. Penelope, named for Ulysses's wife in the mythic Odyssey by Homer,…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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