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Operating Theatre Organization

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Operating-Theatre-Organization.flv Didier Ducournau Advantages: Presentation of an operating theatre organization allowing to perform every morning 14 retina surgeries in a single operating room, without hurry and agitation. Methods: Expectation, agitation and hurry are sources of stress and errors. The 4 Clinique Sourdille operating rooms accept a total of 17,000 open globe surgeries per year ie a...

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Safety in the Operating Room

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Safety-in-the-Operating-Room.flv Tara A. Young Advantages: To demonstrate my personal safety techniques using goggles, double-gloving, foot-wear and lead in the operating theater for vitreoretinal surgical cases. Methods: The risk of needle-stick injury in ophthalmic surgery will be explored. Indications for the use of goggles for eye-protection in vitreoretinal surgery, double-gloving techniques,...

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Females in Surgery – Practical Considerations

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Females-in-Surgery-Practical-Considerations.flv Tara A. Young Advantages: Lady surgeons must deal with some additional considerations when dressing for a surgical case. We now wear scrubs like our male counterparts. However the surgical cap or bonnet may be problematic for our hairstyles. Also, jewelry and rings may be lost. Methods: I will demonstrate my technique on preventing ‘flat-hair’ or...

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Free Patient Information DVDs Offered by EVRS

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Free-Patient-Information-DVDs-Offered-by-EVRS.flv Didier Ducournau Advantages: In some European Countries, it is clearly specified that Patient Information must be provided orally. The written information that the Patient has to read and sign has less legal value (even more when Patients suffer from a low vision). This oral information is surgeon’s time consuming and could be boring to be repeated....

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Resolving Challenging Patient Situations

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Resolving-Challenging-Patient-Situations.flv Colin A. McCannel Advantages: Understanding the motivation of at least some patients’ continuous questions, or hostile seeming attitude can help resolve a difficult situation to both the patient’s and physician’s satisfaction. Methods: If patients keep asking the same questions, they are often scared to ask what they really want to know about....

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Talking to Patients in Difficult Situations

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Talking-to-Patients-in-Difficult-Situations.flv Tara A. Young Advantages: To share some ideas on how to deal with patients in the following situations: patients kept waiting for their appointment; patients whose surgery has failed; patients who talk too much; patients who complain about your office; patients who ask you out on a date; patients you no longer want to look after. Methods: Role-playing...

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