operating theatre session

operating theatre session

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A period of operating theatre time allocated to one or more consultant firms, which may be scheduled or unscheduled.
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The emergency case is managed rather as an after-thought and is frequently scheduled only when time and operating theatre sessions permit.
The main barrier to accessing operating theatre sessions during standard hours is a lack of planning for the predictable emergency surgery load.
scheduling operating theatre sessions during standard hours where clinically appropriate;
balancing the required operating theatre sessions by including their emergency surgery load;
Bevan 1989) was originally requested to undertake research as a response to the lack of suitably trained staff to cope with the increased demand for operating theatre sessions.
The continued under-utilisation and cancellation of planned operating theatre sessions due to the unavailability of clinical staff (mainly surgeons) was extremely disappointing and consideration to both internal and external recommendations to ensure that this issue is openly discussed between clinicians and general healthcare managers and a solution sought is imperative.
At a stop-work meeting on 16 October, 3,000 ANF members voted to implement work bans that included shutting one in four public hospital beds and cancelling 1/4 of operating theatre sessions.
It found that one in every 10 day surgery units cancelled more than a third of available operating theatre sessions.
The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast said a shortage of anaesthetists and experienced theatre nurses had forced cut backs on operating theatre sessions.
He or she needs out-patient clinics, beds for patients needing admission, operating theatre sessions (if he/she is a surgeon), X-ray, laboratory, physiotherapy, ECG and other services.
Keeping details of all appointments, ward rounds, clinics, operating theatre sessions and the daily schedule meeting are just one aspect of the job.