2018 Basic Robotic Surgical Course

Date & Location
Occurs every 2 months on the 1st day of each month starting on 1/15/2018 at 8:00 AM, FH Nicholson Center, Celebration, FL

Target Audience
Ear, Nose, And Throat, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery (All), Thoracic, Urology


This 5-day comprehensive Basic Robotic Training Course utilizes a blended training experience focusing on:

  • Identifying the robotic surgical platform components, features, setup requirements, and troubleshooting measures 
  • Developing the psychomotor skills required to safely operate the robotic surgical platform. 
  • Leveraging surgical case observation to understand how the robotic surgical platform is integrated into the operating room setting and how the platform can be best utilized in clinical practice. 
  • Developing clinical efficiency through comprehensive team training.

Experiences include:

  • Exposure to lectures & case studies on clinical applications of the robotic surgical platform.
  • Hands-on time in simulation.
  • Wet & dry lab experiences.
  • Surgical case observation.
  • Competency development in the skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical daVinci Robot.

The course will also consist of:

  • Developing efficiency within the healthcare team.
  • Extensive evaluation of your skills during the course.
  • Comprehensive follow-up evaluation following the course to ensure you are making the most out of your training.

This training is available for surgeons, residents, fellows, nurses, and surgical technologists that are interested in safely transitioning learning into practice and developing competency in robotic surgical skills.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Translate the core robotic psychomotor skills that include; endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, 4th arm application, energy application, needle driving, surgical knot tying, & suturing as it relates to the execution of these skills in the remote surgeon’s console of the robotic surgical platform.
  2. Translate the basic core 1st assistant skills required in robotic surgery to include: Camera Navigation, Instrument Insertion, Hand-Off’s & Transfers, Cutting, Retraction, Suctioning, Irrigating, Energy, and Hemoclip Application as it relates to the execution of these skills at the patient side of a robotic surgical procedure
  3. Translate the proper fine motor movements required to perform microsurgery as it relates to performing basic core robotic psychomotor skills.
  4. Recall and identify the general robotic platform components, settings, and features.
  5. Define the roles and responsibilities of each robotic surgical team member and demonstrate the proper setup of the robotic surgical platform.


Additional Dates Scheduled for the Course:


Florida Hospital is accredited with Commendation by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Florida Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 47.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pre-Course Requirements:

Completion of the Intuitive Surgical Online Training Modules and copy of Certificate of Completion.  This will need to be sent to us here at the Nicholson Center to fulfill this prerequisite. 

  • To access these modules, navigate to the da Vinci online community at https://www.davincisurgerycommunity.com and create a profile.
  • Under the training tab, go to “Si/Xi Video Training” and complete the modules.
  • When completed, return to the Training tab and select “Online Training & Assessment.”
  • Select your system (Si or Xi) and role (Surgeon) – press search.
  • Enroll in “dV Xi/Si System for Surgeon (P5/P5b/P6)” then complete the assessment module and print certificate. 
  • Course participants must pass with at least a 90% to earn the certificate of completion for these modules.
  • Send a completed copy of your certificate to the Nicholson Center 14 days prior to your course date. 

***If you have problems accessing or completing your online training, please let us know immediately.


Florida Hospital's CME Committee members have nothing to disclose. Speaker(s) disclosures will be made at the time of the event.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Completion of Online Prerequisite Training.Pass an initial platform multiple choice exam with a score of 90% or greater.Reach proficiency in all designated simulation psychomotor exercises.
  • Successfully demonstrate knowledge and application of the robotic surgical platform with a score of 90% or greater.
  • Demonstrate competency while performing a variety of dry and wet laboratory procedures utilizing the robotic surgical platform.
  • Pass a comprehensive Multiple Choice Exam with a score of 90% or greater.

Credentialing & Privileging Disclosure:

The determination of a physician’s readiness to perform robotic surgery is solely the responsibility of the hospital, surgical center or medical facility where the procedure takes place, as to which neither Florida Hospital nor its affiliates has any role.  The skill competency of a particular physician and any procedure-specific training needs are matters that are determined solely by each treating hospital, surgical center or medical facility on its own behalf.


You must complete the Evaluation after the conference to receive a certificate.