Now in it's 3rd edition with over 70 chapters (15 more than the previous edition), Prevention and Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications comprehensively covers the techniques of minimally invasive surgery for general, endourological, and gyncecological surgeons. From port placement and anatomical landmarks to pediatrics and simulation, this book covers the basics and beyond. Not only will readers learn how to best prepare patients for surgery but also how to warm up and prepare themselves.
PLUS, in keeping with SLS' endeavors to improve patient outcome around the world, this book will be accessible via the SLS website! Keep an eye out for the official launch of the 3rd edition in coming weeks!
Continually ranking in the Top 100 out of 13,000 publications for article downloads on IngentaConnect and publishing more pages per issue than ever before, JSLS is experiencing tremendous growth. None of this would be possible without the help of the numerous scientist-surgeons who serve as independent reviewers and contribute their time and expertise to the journal. For all the time and effort that reviewers invest, JSLS is now making plans to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM) for review of JSLS manuscripts.
If you are interested in reviewing for JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, please contact us: Publications@SLS.org.
Previously ranked in 2007, 2008, and 2009 as a top publication for the most monthly downloads, JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons recently ranked in the Top 100out of over 13,000 titles for full-text manuscript downloads on IngentaConnect.
MEGADYNE introduces the education program “It’s So Easy Being Green”
It has been stated that more than 4 million tons of general waste is produced each year by US healthcare facilities (See “Medical waste: the issue,” Health Care Without Harm, www.noharm.org/us/medicalWaste/issue).
Introduced to support the AORN ‘s guidelines encouraging hospitals and surgical centers to create environmentally responsible policies and procedures, MEGADYNE’s “It’s So Easy Being Green” training program allows healthcare providers to earn continuing education credit for learning about green practices. The program covers waste management, resource conservation and recycling practices, applied conservation, item re-processing, reuse and repair, and green construction practices. Register for the course online: www.megadyne.com.
A Lifelike Patient Simulator for Teaching Robotic Colorectal Surgery: How to Acquire Skills for Robotic Rectal Dissection. Marecik SJ et al. 2008;22:1876-1881 • The authors report on the creation and use of a cost-effective, portable, and reusable model for training in robotic rectal dissection. Various components were included or added to the device depending on the procedure being simulted, but the basis of the tool is a plastic model of the human pelvic skeleton mounted onto a sturdy laminate-covered base using an adjustable bracket to alter the pelvic angle. The authors concluded that the trainer provided an accurate simulation of true robotic rectal dissection.
The Efficacy of Viewing an Educational Video as a Method for the Acquisition of Basic Laparoscopic Suturing Skills. Akl MN et al. 2008;15(4):410–413 • The twelve participants in this prospective observational study were evaluated performing 5 tasks after watching a 6 minute basic principles video: needle intro through trocar, needle loading and positioning, running continous suture, intra- and extracorporeal knot tying. The authors concluded that an educational video appears to be an effective method.