Our operating theatres are state-of-the-art facilities designed for optimal efficiency, and facilitate a seamless operational flow for performing complex surgical operations. Every one of our operating rooms is equipped with sophisticated equipment from positive pressure rooms and ceiling-mounted equipment units to the latest advancements in surgical technology for performance at the highest level. To reduce the risk of infection, all units operate with single-use surgical devices only.
We here at JIMSH have 7 Major OTs and 3 Minor OTs. The Operating rooms are spacious, easy to clean, and well-lit, typically with overhead surgical lights, and may have viewing screens and monitors. Our operating rooms are windowless and feature controlled temperature and humidity. Special air handlers filter the air and maintain a slightly elevated pressure. Electricity support has backup systems in case of a black-out. Rooms are supplied with wall suction, oxygen, and possibly other anaesthetic gases. Key equipment consists of the operating table and the anaesthesia cart. In addition, there are tables to set up instruments. There is storage space for common surgical supplies. There are containers for disposables.
Outside the operating room is a dedicated scrubbing area that is used by surgeons, anaesthetists, ODPs (operating department practitioners), and nurses prior to surgery. An operating room will have a map to enable the terminal cleaner to realign the operating table and equipment to the desired layout during cleaning.
Several operating rooms are part of the operating suite that forms a distinct section within a health-care facility. Besides the operating rooms and their wash rooms, it contains rooms for personnel to change, wash, and rest, preparation and recovery rooms(s), storage and cleaning facilities, offices, dedicated corridors, and possibly other supportive units. In larger facilities, the operating suite is climate- and air-controlled, and separated from other departments so that only authorized personnel have access.