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Another lesson learned in Ulm was that having dedicated OR staff, working with the Artis zeego every day of the week, ensures the success of the hybrid OR. Dr. Wirtz recommends having either a technician or a nurse responsible for the room and the management of the different systems. Problems that come up at the end of the day can be forgotten or ignored so that the next team inherits them – unless person responsible for the room can act as a technical liason. Dr. Wirtz also suggests that the person in charge of the hybrid OR be complemented by another person responsible for the technical needs of each specialty, such as post-processing, troubleshooting, system movements, or positioning. The Importance of Proper Training Proper training is another key issue. With the additional benefit of team building in mind, Dr. Wirtz recommends for surgeons and technicians of all disciplines to participate in a common basic training unit on the system. This should be followed by a specialized training session for each discipline. “Once going live, starting with easy cases helps to optimize workflow,“ Dr. Wirtz explained. “Before attempting highly complicated cases, wait a couple of months until you feel comfortable with the movements of the Artis zeego, the nurses know where to stand, and the anesthesiologist identifies where to place their equipment,“ added Dr. Richter. Everyone agrees that only fully trained staff should be allowed to work with the system. Even though each of the Ulm hybrid room teams only had a maximum of two days a week the basics of the system were learned very quickly. “This is in part due to the very intuitive handling of the Artis zeego,“ stated Prof. Robert Bauernschmitt, MD, Director of Clinical Research for Cardiac Surgery sharing the hybrid OR. “Anyone experienced with Siemens’ C-arm systems will have an easy time getting up to speed.“ Proof of Principle At Ulm the set-up of a multidisciplinary hybrid room has worked out well. Most expectations were met, and new clinical applications became possible. “The basic settings and principles all worked as desired from day one. New ideas that developed along the way, like programming different starting positions for the navigation in relation to the table, are now implemented,“ said Prof. Gebhard. “We have a very good platform after one year to develop new or improve “The basic settings and principles all worked as desired from day one.” Prof. Florian Gebhard, MD Director of Orthopedic Traumatology, Hand, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery AXIOM Innovations | December 2013 | www.siemens.com/angiography  63


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