How Does Robotic-Assisted Surgery Change OR Safety Culture?

Julie M. Clanahan, Michael M. Awad

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Robotic-assisted techniques in surgery require complex equipment setup and create surgeon isolation through loss of normal operative visual and auditory exchanges. These changes demand enhanced team communication and feedback in operating room settings so that robotic-assisted surgery does not compromise safe, efficient surgical care. Diverse simulation and training methods should be incorporated and studied based on local needs to determine how these techniques influence operating room communication, workflow, and safety culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E615-E623
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2023


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