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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

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M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 It's Time to Build a Better OR New designs should improve efficiencies and evolve with surgical care. L et's swing a wrecking ball through today's tired ORs, clear the rubble, and rebuild with efficien- cy and improved patient care in mind. The popular redesign concept over the past 50 years has been to make rooms bigger, but that's not the way to go moving forward. I'm part of a joint research team that includes faculty from Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). We're in the process of analyzing every aspect of the current operating room standard and reinventing the space from the ground up. Here are some of the design enhancements we came up with. Improved situational awareness. Team members need to be informed of what's happening outside of their domains of care. We're examining the optimal placement of monitors, electronic med- ical record screens and equipment in order to improve each team member's line of sight to the sterile field and allow them to perform a majority of their work while facing the surgical field. I'm hopeful that smaller EMR interfaces will be able to be positioned in the anesthe- sia provider's line of site without blocking their view of the patient and I believe providers will someday interact with EMRs using ges- 1 On Point Scott T. Reeves, MD, MBA, FACC, FASE NEW LOOK Modernized operating rooms should be constructed based on input from surgical team members on how the room should function. Medical University of South Carolina

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