The focus is on patient safety and healthThe patient's well-being lies in the hands of the doctors, the surgical team and, in a broader sense, the operating room itself. Because the operating room must offer staff and patients perfect conditions that create an atmosphere of trust and safety and make it easier for the team to stay focused and efficient throughout the entire intervention.
Optimal conditions for successful and efficient surgery
Surgery always involves working on an open body, so a sterile room subject to strict hygiene and quality standards is a top priority to keep the risk of infection to an absolute minimum. Strategic monitoring of the airflow is as important as effective access control. A successful operation requires perfect conditions that protect the patient and allow the surgical team to focus on the task at hand.
Operating rooms that are down are extremely costly and inconvenient for the patient, the staff, and the hospital itself. That's why high-quality systems are so important in these rooms. At Siemens we provide these systems with dashboards to give the surgical team an easily understandable overview that shows them that all systems are running properly. Integrated lighting and HVAC controls allow customized presets for different surgeons and different procedures on the easy-to-handle touchscreens.
Minimize risks while increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impactOperating rooms have one of the highest concentrations of devices in the hospital. This means that they're also energy-intensive. They also require constant heat, ventilation, air-conditioning and lighting to provide surgeons with optimal work conditions. When not in use, they offer significant savings potential: Unoccupied operating rooms are often provided with full ventilation even though it isn't necessary. Although constant ventilation is mandatory, it doesn't have to be at the same rate as during an operation.
What matters most is that the room remains under positive air pressure to prevent germs from penetrating from the outside, which minimizes the risk of infection. During an operation, laminar air flow around the table protects sterile zones from contamination. With the operating room management system, surgeons have the ideal tool for creating an optimal work environment. They can store their individual settings for a variety of operations, and these predefined scenarios increase patient safety and create perfect conditions for the surgeon. The heat, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting, humidity, sanitation and power supply can all be customized. The access control system prevents unauthorized access, which ensures that patients aren’t exposed to increased risk of infection.