In Bruges, Belgium from 25-27 September 2017, operating room nurses and RNFAs have a unique opportunity to attend a state-of-the-art nursing programme on robotic urology surgery.
The programme will include the latest research in the field of expertise and also look ahead at what the future will bring. The meeting will offer theoretical in-depth knowledge and optional hands-on training for nurses working in robot-assisted urology surgery. The aim of the ERUS-EAUN Robotic Urology Nursing Meeting to become the educational platform for OR nurses and RNFAs working in robot-assisted urology surgery.
The first day will be completely dedicated to the operating room nurse / assistant role in theory and practice and includes state-of-the art lectures on safe positioning, avoiding complications, radical prostatectomy, kidney and bladder cancer, amongst others. Team training, trouble shooting, ethics and educational video presentations are some of the other important topics that will be discussed with the audience by highly skilled and experienced speakers.
On day 2 the nurse delegates will attend the lectures and live surgery sessions of the regular ERUS programme, or one of the optional hands-on training courses, that take place both in the congress venue, and at ORSI. Registration for the hands-on training courses is on first-come, first-served basis.
On day 3 the nurse delegates will attend the lectures and live surgery sessions of the regular ERUS programme again, to return home completely updated on the latest developments in the field.
This congress is meant for experienced and inexperienced OR nurses and RNFAs, and for those with an interest in working in a robotic urology multidisciplinary team.
Organised in conjunction with the 14th Meeting of the EAU Robotic Urology Section
• 3-day or 1-day registration, early fee until 15 June
Registration via: https://registration.uroweb.org/
Aims and objectives
Increase the understanding of the bedside role of the nurse in the operating room
Offer extensive in-depth knowledge of the most common urologic procedures such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer as performed today
Deepen the knowledge of the patient´s pathway from diagnosis to surgery
Increase awareness of the importance of having the right competences in the operating room
Define the role of the operating room nurse in robotic surgery
Enable the participant to take part in discussions how to handle minor and major complications in robotic assisted urology surgery
Address the importance of a skilled robotic team and team efficiency in the operating room, including crucial knowledge on how robotic surgery affects the patient
Inspire both OR Nurses and RNFA´s in their daily work in the operating room to achieve a higher satisfaction and joy in their field of expertise