Laparoscopic Training for Operating Room Personnel

Event Description

Operating room management is the science of how to run an Operating Room Suite.

Operational operating room management focuses on maximizing operational efficiency at the facility, i.e. to maximize the number of surgical cases that can be done on a given day while minimizing the required resources and related costs.

Event Programme

Dates (1st course) Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th March 2017 (08h00 – 17h00)

VENUE 6th Floor, ICH Building, Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch.

Course Consists of 2 Components

Theory – morning sessions

Practical – afternoon sessions

Laparoscopy Training Course for Operating Room Nurses Thursday 23rd March 2017(Day1)

08h00 Registration

Tea/Coffee and rusks served 6th Floor, ICH

08h30 Clive van Geems

Welcome & Introduction to Laparoscopic Surgery

08h45 Prof Alp Numanoglu

Ergonomics in Laparoscopy

Position of equipment – g. monitors etc.

Patient positioning

10h00 Clive van Geems

Laparoscopic Instrumentation



Choice of handle


11h00 Tea Break

11h30 Lizelle Kolaja

Introduction to Cameras and Lights Sources

13h00 Lunch

13h30 Lizelle Kolaja

Working with the camera

15h00 Tea Break

15h20 Lizelle Kolaja

Working with the camera – individual assessment

17h00 Close

Laparoscopy Training Course for Perioperative Practitioners Friday 24th March 2017(Day2)

08h00 Tea/Coffee and rusks served

08h30 Test Clive van Geems

09h00 Dr Sharon Cox


10h00 Prof Alp Numanoglu

Procedure specific lecture: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

10h45 Tea

11h00 Dr Dirk von Delft

Complications of laparoscopic surgery

12h00 TBA

Energy Sources: Monopolar Biploar Ultrasonic Thermal

13h00 Lunch

13h30 Test Clive van Geems

14h00 Practical

Hands on experience holding the camera and performing laparoscopic tasks Industry

15h00 Tea

15h15 Hands on experience with instrumentation

16h20 Clive van Geems

Closing comments and evaluation