What if we “reimagined” the OR alongside clinicians?


Have you heard, our Sextant Foundation is organizing the fourth “Reimagining Workshop” focused on the OR?

Just before the world’s largest gathering of perioperative nurses (AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo), we’ll kick off the next two-day “Reimagining Workshop” for clinicians and designers to “reimagine” the OR. This workshop is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nursesand the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), on March 26th and 27th in Anaheim, CA. Leading clinicians and designers will assemble to “reimagine” the OR, improving patient outcomes and operations. Participating architects and clinicians earn continuing education credits. REGISTER HERE.

WHY focus on operating rooms?

According to the American College of Surgeons (MA Chapter), Americans experience an average of six operating room procedures in a lifetime. Any invasive procedure brings a significant amount of risk and expense to both the patient and healthcare organization. If we can improve the effectiveness of these physical spaces, we can help improve outcomes and overall public health.

Hear from an anesthesiologist in Seattle, WA share some feedback on working in the OR for nearly twenty years…

It’s all about safety and efficiency — as few steps as possible. Ideally ORs would become larger and less clustered, with the ability to “telescope” a little more. Details matter — location of the doors and light switches, strategic staging areas, supplies in the room, etc. As an anesthesiologist, I highly rely on excellent lighting and the ability to “move freely”. This translates to the need for cameras positioned at the end of lights and LOTS AND LOTS of ceiling plug/outlets.


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