Webinar Recordings: Ergonomics and Mindfulness in the Operating Room. Providing Care to Your Patients While Avoiding Becoming One

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society is pleased to provide you to a recording of the webinar on practical ergonomic tips in the ophthalmology operating room, that took place on December 9, 2019.

In the session George Matos, Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Specialist and ophthalmologist Dr. Lorne Bellan review how to adapt your posture to protect yourself through a day of surgery. This webinar includes thoughts to have in mind at the start of your surgical day, including how to set up your foot pedals, chair, operating table and surgical microscope, each to optimize your posture and support during your day of surgery and to minimize the risk of repetitive stress injuries.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe optimal posture for a day of cataract surgery
  • Position foot pedals optimally from an ergonomics perspective
  • Set up your surgical chair for optimal arm, leg and back support
  • Set the microscope position and angle optimally for your neck
  • Re-introduce equipment/movement patterns to lessen musculoskeletal strain that can be overlooked

CPD Credits

This webinar archive is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and was approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour.

Access Details

To access the archived (recorded) version of the webinar visit the event website: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2140596/980B5EE498FA3BA26DF28AC29830E995

This program was delivered with financial support from an educational grant from provided to the COS by the Canadian Medical Association, MD Financial Management and Scotiabank.