The ACS Division of Education and the Surgical Ergonomics Committee have recently created ACS Surgical Ergonomics Recommendations that are surgeon friendly and directly applicable to surgeons’ OR setups. These recommendations have a set of general recommendations (e.g., optimal OR table height), which can be applicable across different surgical techniques (i.e., open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries), as well as surgical technique-specific recommendations (e.g., optimal monitor positioning for laparoscopic surgery) with brief instructions with relevant illustrations. These recommendations also have different stretching exercise protocols that can be implemented in the operating room, between cases, or at home.
The ACS Division of Education and the ACS Surgical Ergonomics Committee will host the second ACS Surgical Ergonomics Hands-On Clinic for practicing surgeons and surgical trainees during Clinical Congress 2023 to offer personalized ergonomic coaching using the ACS Surgical Ergonomics Recommendations. For more information about this event and its sign-up, please visit the Surgical Ergonomics Clinic page.