Intraoperative care

Intraoperative care 150 150 Tony Guo

Intraoperative care

  • Historically, took place in OR
  • Now majority are ambulatory surgeries
  • Increase minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
    • Endoscopes
    • Other advanced technology
  • Specialties with highest numbers of surgical patients
    • Ophthalmology
    • Gynecology
    • Plastic surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Orthopedic surgery
    • General surgery (e.g., hernia repair)
  • Surgical suite
    • Controlled environment
    • Designed to minimize spread of pathogens
    • Allows smooth flow of patients, staff, and equipment
  • Physical environment
    • Unrestricted areas
      • People in street clothes interact with those in scrubs
        • Holding area
        • Locker room
        • Information areas
          • Nursing station
          • Control desk

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