F. Wu and C.-H. Wu (Taiwan)
surgery, medical informatics,
operating room, instrument.
Rapid change is under way on several fronts in medicine.
The operating rooms contain more and more complex and
costly instruments. In addition, economic factors are
exerting pressure on the traditional medical training
structure. The professionals have more workload than
ever, and students were frustrated in facing so many and
complicated instruments. Due to the fact that the surgical
training is expensive and time-consuming, training and
education in the surgery is an area where computation is
needed. This paper primarily focuses upon the educational
issues for the medical staff who operates the instruments.
We develop a computer-assisted system to support the
teaching and training of the operators. For the sake of
convenience, the system provides a web interface. The
user can interactively get the specification and image of
the surgical instruments with easy accessibility and can
get a test after learning. The system can record the users’
performance, and the test questions are chosen according
to the learning condition of the user to keep the user’s
interest. With this system, hospitals are able to assist
paramedics and instrument supplying personnel in pre
vocational education and on-the-job education and then
improve the quality of operations.