86 - Robotic Esophagectomy: The Role of the Nurse in the Preparation of the Operating Room and the Challenge of Surgical Positioning
Description: Esophageal cancer is a disease with high morbidity, it is currently the sixth tumor among men and the fifteenth among women in Brazil. The most effective treatment of this condition is esophagectomy surgery, due to high complications, currently the most performed surgical technique is minimally invasive endoscopic and Robotic. Robotic surgery has been a current focus, being a challenge for nursing professionals, imposing a need for permanent updating to become effective and efficient professionals in these new technologies. The main objective is to elaborate the robotic esophagectomy room preparation method for the best surgical positioning focusing on patient safety. This is an account of experience and bibliographic research, related to actions developed by the nurse to prepare the operating room and the surgical positioning. The role of nurses in robotic surgery is dynamic and includes innumerable responsibilities such as assurance of available instruments, team organization , patient safety problem solving of robotic equipment ,instruments and elaboration of protocols and indicators. It is concluded that the robotic nurse must be more than a coordinator in this challenge; it is up to him to be a leader, that is, a true facilitator in his work environment, developing leadership skills as a way to motivate his team, enabling them to do the work in a systematic way. Keywords: Robotic esophagectomy, Robotic room preparation, Surgical positioning, Robotic nurse role.