Introduction to the use of a laparoscope for medical students

Nora Torres Yordán, Joshua S. Jolissaint, Jiping Wang


Handling the laparoscope during a laparoscopic case is an ideal way for medical students to be involved in the operating room. However, it takes practice to learn how to use laparoscopic equipment safely and effectively. This is a brief introduction to the components and proper handling of a laparoscope for medical students, so that they can learn how to best aid their surgical teams and patients during laparoscopic cases.