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Time management in the operating room: an analysis of the dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite.
JSLS. 2004 Oct-Dec; 8(4):300-3.JSLS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites are available that contain specialized equipment to facilitate endoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy performed in a general operating room is hampered by the multitude of additional equipment that must be transported into the room. The objective of this study was to compare the preparation times between procedures performed in traditional operating rooms versus dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites to see whether operating room efficiency is improved in the specialized room.

METHODS

The records of 50 patients who underwent laparoscopic procedures between September 2000 and April 2002 were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-three patients underwent surgery in a general operating room and 18 patients in an minimally invasive surgery suite. Nine patients were excluded because of cystoscopic procedures undergone prior to laparoscopy. Various time points were recorded from which various time intervals were derived, such as preanesthesia time, anesthesia induction time, and total preparation time. A 2-tailed, unpaired Student t test was used for statistical analysis.

RESULTS

The mean preanesthesia time was significantly faster in the minimally invasive surgery suite (12.2 minutes) compared with that in the traditional operating room (17.8 minutes) (P=0.013). Mean anesthesia induction time in the minimally invasive surgery suite (47.5 minutes) was similar to time in the traditional operating room (45.7 minutes) (P=0.734). The average total preparation time for the minimally invasive surgery suite (59.6 minutes) was not significantly faster than that in the general operating room (63.5 minutes) (P=0.481).

CONCLUSION

The amount of time that elapses between the patient entering the room and anesthesia induction is statically shorter in a dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite. Laparoscopic surgery is performed more efficiently in a dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite versus a traditional operating room.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15554269

Citation

Hsiao, Kenneth C., et al. "Time Management in the Operating Room: an Analysis of the Dedicated Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite." JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, vol. 8, no. 4, 2004, pp. 300-3.
Hsiao KC, Machaidze Z, Pattaras JG. Time management in the operating room: an analysis of the dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite. JSLS. 2004;8(4):300-3.
Hsiao, K. C., Machaidze, Z., & Pattaras, J. G. (2004). Time management in the operating room: an analysis of the dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 8(4), 300-3.
Hsiao KC, Machaidze Z, Pattaras JG. Time Management in the Operating Room: an Analysis of the Dedicated Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite. JSLS. 2004 Oct-Dec;8(4):300-3. PubMed PMID: 15554269.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Time management in the operating room: an analysis of the dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite. AU - Hsiao,Kenneth C, AU - Machaidze,Zurab, AU - Pattaras,John G, PY - 2004/11/24/pubmed PY - 2005/3/4/medline PY - 2004/11/24/entrez SP - 300 EP - 3 JF - JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons JO - JSLS VL - 8 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites are available that contain specialized equipment to facilitate endoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy performed in a general operating room is hampered by the multitude of additional equipment that must be transported into the room. The objective of this study was to compare the preparation times between procedures performed in traditional operating rooms versus dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites to see whether operating room efficiency is improved in the specialized room. METHODS: The records of 50 patients who underwent laparoscopic procedures between September 2000 and April 2002 were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-three patients underwent surgery in a general operating room and 18 patients in an minimally invasive surgery suite. Nine patients were excluded because of cystoscopic procedures undergone prior to laparoscopy. Various time points were recorded from which various time intervals were derived, such as preanesthesia time, anesthesia induction time, and total preparation time. A 2-tailed, unpaired Student t test was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: The mean preanesthesia time was significantly faster in the minimally invasive surgery suite (12.2 minutes) compared with that in the traditional operating room (17.8 minutes) (P=0.013). Mean anesthesia induction time in the minimally invasive surgery suite (47.5 minutes) was similar to time in the traditional operating room (45.7 minutes) (P=0.734). The average total preparation time for the minimally invasive surgery suite (59.6 minutes) was not significantly faster than that in the general operating room (63.5 minutes) (P=0.481). CONCLUSION: The amount of time that elapses between the patient entering the room and anesthesia induction is statically shorter in a dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite. Laparoscopic surgery is performed more efficiently in a dedicated minimally invasive surgery suite versus a traditional operating room. SN - 1086-8089 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15554269/Time_management_in_the_operating_room:_an_analysis_of_the_dedicated_minimally_invasive_surgery_suite_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -