The main function in health care once a patient is admitted to an operating theatre is to give him all the care, containment and attention he needs during the course of the surgery and the first hours of recovery.
In this article, we talk about the main functions of an operating theatre, its elements and Tedisel Medical’s participation in them.
Introduction to operating theatres
Operating theatres are surgical intervention areas located in a hospital, specially equipped for the practice of medical operations to patients, both in emergency and programmed actions. For this reason, they must be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It is essential that the space that makes up the operating theatre is strictly enclosed, independent from the rest of the hospital area by a series of separators that allow for global and individualised patient care. A team of healthcare professionals will be in charge of preventing any type of spread or infection to other areas of the hospital.
Equipment of a modern operating theatre
The amount of equipment, tools and materials in operating theatres depends on the type of intervention planned. However, there are groups that should be present at all times.
These medical equipment are indispensable devices for all types of hospital environments, and crucial to safeguard the operation, and the life of the patient in hospitals. Among them are the following:
- ECG machine
- Stress systems
- Electrosurgical units
- Surgical lamps
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Surgical tables and patient beds
- Patient monitors
- Temperature and humidity meters
- Air heater
- Table control
The success of operations: lighting
The most important thing in order to haver a complete operating theatre is to be fully integrated with the best equipment. However, there are a number of requirements and conditions that must be met in order to achieve excellent productivity and safety for both patient and practitioners.
The success of surgical interventions depends on the environment in which the professionals work. In this sense, the lighting system is a fundamental factor in improving conditions in such critical work.
This lighting system is made up of various types of lamps, where we can highlight mainly the ceiling installation lamps and even floor lamps.
Thanks to them, it is guaranteed that proper visibility is maintained throughout the operating theatre, without generating any type of glare, and avoiding eye fatigue for optimum medical performance.
Equipment integration systems
Taking into consideration equipment integration systems in operating theatres is crucial to obtain a correct connection between various systems, providing efficiency in the work. A technology that allows the automation of the work and conceives a high safety for the patient and the professionals.
From Tedisel Medical we offer a set of systems that improve the integration of equipment, among them we highlight:
Suspended column systems also optimise space in operating theatres, guaranteeing a rapid response for medical staff and patients, providing ergonomic and safe interventions. In addition, the possibility of integrating a motorised system ensures better vertical movement, which together with its two rails can be used to adapt different types of accessories, such as trays, lamps, medical baskets and more. In addition, it is worth mentioning that there are different arms to provide the maximum mobility required in the operating room, bringing the material and accessories closer to the medical staff and the patient.
Finally, we also have our control and display panels in Glass and Corian. These models allow the integration of different touch or display screens, electrical components, clocks and many other elements, which allow all the controls, elements and displays necessary for an operating theatre to be focused. In addition, the front doors can be adapted and adjusted to different elements, features and accessories.
« All these systems allow the reduction of the use of electrical cables in the operating room, optimise space and improve the movement of equipment to meet the needs of the patient. «
This encompasses the main objectives of a fully equipped and secured operating room for optimal performance and safety capable of performing surgical operations.