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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

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If you're doing retina cases, you also need a nitrogen line for the vit- rectomy machine, in addition to the general anesthetic gases. The positioning of the gases is important, because it can really help with both the layout and the overall flow of the room. Ideally, equipment should be a very short distance from where you're going to be plug- ging it into the wall. The layout should also make sense in relation to how you're going to bring the bed into the room and where you're going to position it, where staff will typically be, where the equipment is in relation to the bed, where the outlets are and where you want to put wall-mounted monitors. Be sure to scrutinize the layout with the room fully loaded to make sure you have everything positioned properly. • Equipment decisions. Design planning also needs to encompass the special equipment and supplies each oph- thalmic specialty requires. The cost to outfit a typical OR for cataract surgery is between $350,000 and $400,000, depending on the equipment you buy. After looking at sur- gical microscope options, we decided to go with mobile, floor- based models, as opposed to ceiling- mounted scopes. The 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 • 2 5 Tat Marker takes seconds to remove post-op resulting in happier patients Marker takes nds to remove -op resulting in pier patients www.viscot.com viscotcs@viscot.com • 800.221.0658 The cataracts are gone but the purple mark is embarrassing Quick to apply, easy to remove - see demo: w w w.bit.ly/tatmarker P

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