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operating theatre

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A room in hospital which contains an operating table or similar device, generally accommodating one patient at a time, during which, under the direct supervision of a medical or dental practitioner, the patient undergoes an operative procedure for the prevention, cure, relief or diagnosis of disease, or in pregnancy, childbirth. An operating theatre must: allow positioning of the patient on the table or device so as to render the operation possible or convenient; have adjustable lighting powerful enough to permit fine or delicate work under aseptic conditions; provide sterile instruments and facilities for staff to change clothing; provide deeper pain relief than the basic sedation administered in the ward or local anaesthetic.

operating theatre

A room, or suite of rooms, designed for the safe performance of surgical operations. Much consideration is given in the design to minimizing the risk of infection. Walls and floors are commonly covered with washable material and are washed daily. Materials liable to build up charges of static electricity are avoided. Ventilation is arranged so as to avoid air contamination and exhaled anaesthetic gases are vented. Intense but shadowless illumination is provided by special lamps. X-ray and scan viewing boxes are often built into the walls. Ancillary rooms include changing rooms, scrub rooms, sterilizing rooms, anaesthetic rooms and recovery rooms.
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Further, the report states that though operating rooms generate the most revenue for any hospital or ambulatory surgery center, the high cost of operating room equipment is a key challenge that is hindering the growth of this market.
In addition, Polycom s executive desktop solution (PolycomA HDXA 4500) and PolycomA RealPresenceA Mobile for tablets and smartphones, help surgeons outside of the operating rooms communicate with assistants in several operating rooms simultaneously to follow up on other operations without the need to be physically present in the room.
There are 9 operating rooms which connected to an air handling unit (AHU) through main duct at 3rd floor of the hospital.
Yoon et al recommend that "hospitals should optimise their operating room schedules to ensure smooth patient flow prior to considering an increase in operating room capacity".
The system is designed to make the operating area more ergonomically efficient, and helps ensure rapid turnover time between cases because there's less equipment moving in and out of the operating room," DeBerardino said.
Steven Gundry, head of the division of cardiothoracic surgery, says the machinery - for all its potential advantages - won't be brought into the operating room until all of the kinks have been worked out.
Surgeons sit at a console, wear three-dimensional glasses, and view the operating room and an enhanced image of the patient.
com/research/rmstlm/european_operating) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "European Operating Room Solutions Markets" to their offering.
It too, has decided to purchase an operating room documentation system to improve scheduling of operative cases and to increase productivity.
Fifteen minutes later, he was brought into the veterinary hospital and carried into the operating room on a special stretcher.
A recent study estimated supply costs of operating rooms could eat up as much as 56 percent of total operating room budgets, dwarfing salary costs which run about 35 percent of total operating room budgets.
Factors such as continuous increase in the number of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) globally, growing demand for state-of-the-art hybrid operating rooms (especially from the developed markets of North America and Europe) and technical advances leading to product innovation have been anticipated to contribute in the growth of the overall operating room equipment market during the forecast period 2013 to 2019.