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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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The current study was planned to evaluate the use of the STEEM questionnaire to measure the learning environment in the operating theatre for postgraduate trainees.
Professor Dr Arnaud Wattiez, consultant gynaecology and head of the gynaecology surgery department said that, along with the new operating theatre, DHA had launched a state-of-the-art laparoscopy-training centre.
Operating theatres play a central - and growing - role in the modern NHS in Wales thanks to great advancements in technology.
These include factors such as the high cost of technologically superior operating theatre equipment.
They should also be protected from impact by gurneys and other equipment coming to and from the operating theatre department.
Patient out of room time: The time at which a patient leaves the operating theatre.
It is concerning that somebody apparently got access to an operating theatre.
An essential component of the educational experience for trainees of anaesthesia and intensive care is to spend time in the operating theatre and intensive care unit (ICU).
The moment I saw the signs to the operating theatre, I knew I had found what I had been looking for for so long," he added.
This market includes digital operating theatres (OTs), theatre lighting, surgical tables, surgical booms, endoscopic surgical cameras, light sources, surgical displays, and digital image capture devices.
A designated bereavement suite, known as the Snowdrop Suite, will also be redeveloped, and the existing maternity operating theatre refurbished as part of the upgrade plans.
It is the first time in the NHS that a 3D printed model has been brought into an operating theatre for use as a reference tool.

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