What is a smart surgical suite/operating room?
With advancements in today’s operating rooms, surgical suite equipment needs to be productive and operational pre through post surgery, requiring the utmost flexibility.
In today’s surgical suite being “smart” or “intelligent” is when a surgical room is fully functional in terms of medical equipment and facilities, making it a multi-specialty operating room. This operating room encompasses ergonomic design, the integration of equipment and digital management of information, as well as connectivity with outside the surgical suite.
Smart operating rooms can be grouped into four segments:
- HD technology
- Control Center
- Video & Sound Hub
Equipment and systems are installed on the arms and then suspended from the ceiling, completely eliminating floor installations and connections. This allows for monitors and screens to be integrated in a way to display information necessary for the surgery being done.
Control centers are then established to allow digital communication and navigation throughout the entire surgery. This also enables the ability to do video-assisted surgeries when needed.
A smart operating room is very useful in:
- Minimal investment surgery
- Pediatric surgery
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How to establish a smart operating room
ERD can offer you the expertise and equipment necessary to create an integrated operating room—from the original design to the entire implementation process. ERD can take your operating room from a blank canvas to fully functioning in no time, and will also provide training to your team on how to properly utilize the equipment according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and industry best practices.