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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2017

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4 4 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E M A R C H 2 0 1 7 O ur health system's recent $1.1 billion expansion included the construction of a new cancer center with more than a dozen fully integrated ORs in which surgical video, navigation, robot- ics and other smart devices from departments throughout the hospital inform surgeons' decision-making by feeding clinically relevant information directly to the OR — all without disrupting the sterile field. From the first exploratory conversations about the project to the celebratory ribbon cutting, the following rules of thumb were essential to adding the high- tech rooms that would help lead us into the future. 1. Dig deep When you're talking about adding integrated technology, you have to surround yourself with a team of visionaries. Our task force included leaders from several disciplines — surgery, clinical engineering, radiology, pathology, IT and purchasing, just to name a few. At the A Roadmap to OR Integration Follow these steps to unlock the power of technologically advanced surgical care. Brenda Kendall-Bailey, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR Columbus, Ohio • CONSTANT COMMUNICATION One of the 18 integrated ORs at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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