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Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites increase operating room efficiency.
Surg Endosc. 2001 Oct; 15(10):1140-3.SE

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The rapid adoption of laparoscopic surgery since the late 1980s added tremendous complexity into the operating room (OR) environment. For each case, a plethora of additional equipment-including monitors, video equipment, wiring, tubing, and cords-had to be set up, prolonging OR turnover time and decreasing OR efficiency. In 1993, the concept of designated minimally invasive surgery (MIS) suites was introduced. MIS suites integrated monitors and video equipment into the OR on ceiling-mounted columns and moved the controls to a centralized nursing station. The overall effect of this innovation on OR efficiency has not been measured.

METHODS

Five RNs with varying degrees of MIS experience were instructed on video setup and put-away criteria and then timed while performing a set of standardized tasks. Each set of tasks was performed twice using a standardized surgery model. Differences in setup and put-away times between MIS suites and standard ORs were tested using the t-test for paired comparisons.

RESULTS

The mean +/- standard deviation (SD) video setup times were 27.9 +/- 5.3 sec (MIS) and 254.3 +/- 54.0 sec (standard); the put-away times were 19.8 +/- 2.7 sec (MIS) and 222.3 +/- 26.0 sec (standard). The mean difference +/- standard error (SE) in both the setup (226.4 +/- 16.9 sec, p = 0.0001) and put-away times (202.5 +/- 8.6, p = 0.0001) were large and statistically significant.

CONCLUSION

Using a simulation model, we have demonstrated that the use of a MIS suite reduces video setup and put-away time significantly, with the potential for significant associated cost savings. This provides just one justification for the high cost of building such "ORs of the future."

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health Systems, Emanuel Hospital, 2801 N. Gantenbein Ave., Portland, OR 97227, USA. tkenyon@lhs.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11727087

Citation

Kenyon, T A., et al. "Dedicated Minimally Invasive Surgery Suites Increase Operating Room Efficiency." Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 15, no. 10, 2001, pp. 1140-3.
Kenyon TA, Urbach DR, Speer JB, et al. Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites increase operating room efficiency. Surg Endosc. 2001;15(10):1140-3.
Kenyon, T. A., Urbach, D. R., Speer, J. B., Waterman-Hukari, B., Foraker, G. F., Hansen, P. D., & Swanström, L. L. (2001). Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites increase operating room efficiency. Surgical Endoscopy, 15(10), 1140-3.
Kenyon TA, et al. Dedicated Minimally Invasive Surgery Suites Increase Operating Room Efficiency. Surg Endosc. 2001;15(10):1140-3. PubMed PMID: 11727087.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites increase operating room efficiency. AU - Kenyon,T A, AU - Urbach,D R, AU - Speer,J B, AU - Waterman-Hukari,B, AU - Foraker,G F, AU - Hansen,P D, AU - Swanström,L L, Y1 - 2001/07/05/ PY - 2000/06/22/received PY - 2000/11/01/accepted PY - 2001/12/1/pubmed PY - 2002/3/29/medline PY - 2001/12/1/entrez SP - 1140 EP - 3 JF - Surgical endoscopy JO - Surg Endosc VL - 15 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: The rapid adoption of laparoscopic surgery since the late 1980s added tremendous complexity into the operating room (OR) environment. For each case, a plethora of additional equipment-including monitors, video equipment, wiring, tubing, and cords-had to be set up, prolonging OR turnover time and decreasing OR efficiency. In 1993, the concept of designated minimally invasive surgery (MIS) suites was introduced. MIS suites integrated monitors and video equipment into the OR on ceiling-mounted columns and moved the controls to a centralized nursing station. The overall effect of this innovation on OR efficiency has not been measured. METHODS: Five RNs with varying degrees of MIS experience were instructed on video setup and put-away criteria and then timed while performing a set of standardized tasks. Each set of tasks was performed twice using a standardized surgery model. Differences in setup and put-away times between MIS suites and standard ORs were tested using the t-test for paired comparisons. RESULTS: The mean +/- standard deviation (SD) video setup times were 27.9 +/- 5.3 sec (MIS) and 254.3 +/- 54.0 sec (standard); the put-away times were 19.8 +/- 2.7 sec (MIS) and 222.3 +/- 26.0 sec (standard). The mean difference +/- standard error (SE) in both the setup (226.4 +/- 16.9 sec, p = 0.0001) and put-away times (202.5 +/- 8.6, p = 0.0001) were large and statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Using a simulation model, we have demonstrated that the use of a MIS suite reduces video setup and put-away time significantly, with the potential for significant associated cost savings. This provides just one justification for the high cost of building such "ORs of the future." SN - 1432-2218 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11727087/Dedicated_minimally_invasive_surgery_suites_increase_operating_room_efficiency_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s004640080092 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -