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Chapter-05 Operation Theater Technique

BOOK TITLE: Medical-Surgical Nursing (2 Volumes)

Author
1. Thomas Kochuthresiamma
ISBN
9789352701827
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14211_6
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
33
Author Affiliations
1. Government College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Chapter keywords
Operation Theater, operation room, operating suite, gowning technique, surgical instrument table, hand hygiene, surgical needle, surgical suture, surgical scrub technique

Abstract

An operation theater, also known as an operation room or operating suite, is a facility within a hospital where surgical operations are carried out in a sterile environment. The chapter mainly discusses about principles of operating room management, surgical instrument tables, the five moments for hand hygiene (according to World Health Organization, 2006), surgical needles, cleaning of operation theater, after surgery, role of the nurse in the operation theater. It also describes about positioning the patient for surgery, draping of the surgical patient, principles of draping, surgical sutures and needles, absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures, suture attachment, etc. Gowning technique and surgical scrub technique are also stated in this chapter.

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