Who prepares the operating table?

The instrumentalist inside the operating room plays an important and essential role, his training must be constant and in accordance with the advances of medical technology, it must be marked by a strong technical element, but also ethical.
It facilitates and collaborates responsibly in all activities, being the most important part of the complete balance, both at the beginning and at the end of the surgery, is responsible for ordering and controlling the materials to be used at the time of the operation, such as gauze, kneecaps, pads, needles, etc. All this seems very obvious, but it is so relevant that it should always be pointed out.
In addition, their role is to ensure the well-being of the patient at all times.

It should be noted that before and during the surgery, you should be aware of the importance of order, meticulousness and honesty, which are inherent to the work of the instrumentalist. Also, to know the stages of the surgical procedure, the surgeon’s preferences, having information about the surgical technique that will be used in that surgery and at that time, etc.

Importance of the Preparation of the Operating Table

The person in charge of conditioning the area of operations must be attentive to the most relevant stages of the surgery, to its modifications and to focus all his knowledge and experience on the details that make the difference between one surgery and another. This attitude makes the difference between a surgical instrumentalist and a mere instrument pin. The success in the preparation of the operating table is based precisely the preparation of the surgical patient in the pavilion.

In this way, the instrumentalist must have a prior time to review all the elements and to evaluate, together with the nurse, the necessary measures to prevent delays or shortages, facilitating the fluidity of the procedure, which is of great importance, since it favors the patient and contributes to the success of surgery. It also includes the selection and location of equipment and other elements, the knowledge of what type of operating table will be occupied and its accessories, such as armbands, infusion pumps, etc.

Training of staff responsible for preparing the Operations Table

Taking into account, the functions and special conditions involved in operating room work, it is of the utmost interest that the person in charge has the following functions:

  • Prepare the operating table.
  • Understand the importance of impeccable asepsis
  • Have patients correctly placed on the operating table
  • Working as a team, in addition to their own functions inside and outside this hospital area.
  • It should be responsible for reviewing the maintenance of facilities and equipment, keeping the superiors informed of possible damage or anomalies.
  • Keep orderly supports used in operating room tables.

As an essential and participative member of the team within the field, you should become familiar with the procedure to be performed to act efficiently, as your participation is participatory and not mechanical.

In the preparation of patients in the ward, monitoring is very important, since the patient will be exposed to multiple risks, this action aims to provide safety and prevent complications.

The basic monitoring consists of the use of a pulse oximeter, non-invasive blood pressure measurement and electrocardiogram. This procedure should always be present regardless of the complexity of the surgery as part of the surgical development. Then there is invasive monitoring, which includes measuring parameters such as direct blood pressure, urinary flow, temperature, central venous pressure and pulmonary artery pressure, and specimens taken for examinations, which will depend mainly on the complexity and the surgical time.

Kalstein Brand Operations Table

At Kalstein, we offer the YR series surgical operating table, with the most advanced universal technology, which allows all types of surgical positions. Based on the highly reliable and stable electrohydraulic system, it can be easily configured and precisely positioned with an ultra-low noise level. With the reset function of a built-in key, the handheld panel, the control panel standing by on the spine and the folding head plate for increased rest, the operating table will provide great operating comfort and surgical experience for both surgeons and patients.

Plus, it’s made with adaptive pads that are easy to replace and clean. It’s maneuverable with a central brake.

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