Robotic Training for RALP

Nicholas Raison*, Prokar Dasgupta

*Corresponding author for this work

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The role of simulation in medicine continues to grow. Particularly for robotic surgical training, there are now a wide variety of simulators available. These range from simple bench top models used to practice basic surgical skills to complex VR models, live animals and human cadavers that can be used to finesse more advanced procedural skills. There is a large body of evidence to support their implementation and simulators are playing an increasingly central role in the surgical curriculum. Recently there has been greater recognition of the importance of non-technical skills training. Non-technical skills are critical to ensuring that surgery can be conducted safely. Especially in a complex environment such as the robotic surgical OR, focussed specialist training is essential. Simulators are also being used in the assessment of technical skills both for the purposes of training and credentialing. A variety of innovative approaches for example crowd sourcing have been developed and development of automated assessment systems is progressing rapidly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Surgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783031058554
ISBN (Print)9783031058547
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Simulation
  • Surgery
  • Surgical education
  • Training


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