This OR department is planned and configured for seventeen operating rooms, arranged in two U formations, divided among the specialties of general surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. One of the seventeen operating rooms is configured as a hybrid room, with the associated technology and control room. This OR department configuration is well suited to a larger regional or university clinic.
A real-life implementation begins with an observation and understanding of real-world workflow. In order to establish work sequences starting in the planning phase, workflows have been created for the staff, the patients and the materials. These are helpful for designing an efficient flow of work within the department.