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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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Phase 2 of the surgical services implementation, which is expected to commence in the coming months, will include the opening of additional operating theatres, increasing capacity for elective surgical procedures and providing emergency surgery and other specialties, including orthopaedics and hand surgery, the statement notes.
Kirstin Walsh, clinical nurse specialist, Miranda Pope, charge nurse manager (CNM), Lindsey Harrison, acting CNM Samantha Beazley, CNM, operating theatre, Christchurch Hospital
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Question 1: Apart from the item about the wonderful initiative of Mercy Hospital in Dunedin--posted in the Worksafe New Zealand website on September 4, 2017 -- has there been any action for a draft standard for smoke plume evacuation in New Zealand hospital operating theatres?
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On the other hand, others considered having an operating theatre within the maternity unit safer when the distance with a central operating block is long "I think in all hospitals with the distance between the maternity and operating block is more than 100 m, there should be an operating theatre within the maternity" (anaesthesiologist).
operating theatre. 3 A significant amount of research has been done recently exploring the different aspects of educational environment (EE), which includes the physical, psychological, social and educational domains of a training programme which are thought to play a vital role in the professional and moral developments of the trainees.
Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said the opening of the new operating theatre was in line with the international accreditation that Latifa Hospital received in 2014 from the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy, when it was heralded as a centre of excellence in Gynecological Minimally Invasive Surgery.
"However, operating theatres are expensive to run and there is a lot more that health boards can do to ensure that their theatre capacity is used efficiently and effectively.
The unit was not upgraded when the PS842million new hospital was built and its operating theatres are due to be replaced next year.
Operating Theatre's unusual way of working means that the audience is encouraged to have its say as part of the performance.

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