An operating theater also known as heart of the hospital.
An operating theater (also known as an operating room (OR), operating suite) is a facility within a hospital where surgical operations are carried out in an aseptic environment.
HOW ACTUALLY OPERATION THEATRE LOOKS LIKE
DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES OF AN OT TECHNOLOGIST
An operation theatre (OT) technologist forms an main part of any hospital.
He / she is a member of a multidisciplinary team in operation theatres who plays an active role in smooth functioning of operation theatre complex.
He / she assists anaesthesiologist and surgical team during perioperative period and provides support to patients in PACU.
He / she plays an important role in advance preparation of equipments that are necessary for various anaesthesia / surgical procedures.
He/she also looks after all the work and management of the OT which includes managing the patients in & out of operation theatre (including PACU), care and maintenance of all the OT equipments as well as management of the staff and proper documentation.
As the surgical branch has various subspecialties including General Surgery, Eye, ENT, OBG, Cardiac, Ortho , genito-urinary, neuro and Reconstructive surgeries, the OT technologist needs to know about these various subspecialties.
Moreover, a variety of electrical and electronic equipments are in use in modern operation theatres for monitoring anesthesia & surgical procedures.
success of the procedures and safety of patients depend largely on the reliability, smooth and trouble free performance of these equipments and ability of skilled manpower to operate the same.
Thus, there is increased need for qualified and trained OT Technologists not only in India, but also in other developing countries. This course is aimed at satisfying this need.
At present, in our country very few universities are generating health professionals specialized in OT technology. This OT technology Program introduced by Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) promises to generate OT professionals having extensive and elaborate knowledge in the fields of OT technology, both in theory and practical.
Provide comprehensive clinical experience in the field of OT Technology to provide optimum quality services in a wide variety of settings including emergencies.
To create a category of health personnel that is well oriented, clinically competent, aware of safety issues & quality assurance, care and handling of modern electromedical equipments and proper documentation / record keeping.
Hands on training on all anaesthesia and surgical equipments like anaesthesia machine, monitors, different surgical instruments, laparoscopy equipments, ventilator etc.
Training in aseptic techniques.
Exercise empathy and a caring attitude towards patients.
Maintain professional integrity, honesty and high ethical standards.
Capability of handling adverse reactions and emergencies in OT and PACU.
Demonstrate skills in maintenance of equipments and proper documentation.
Professionally work as an OT technologist (full time job).
Can work as a health care professional in corporate hospitals.
Professionally work in Cath-Lab and as a pain management Technologist.
As a part of medical team in accident and emergency / Critical care van.
As a trained technician in ICU.
Can pursue further studies like MSc OT Technology, PhD for going into academics and research.
Department of Anaesthesia. Apart from this , rotational training in trauma, ICU, and various subspecialities of surgery
basic departments like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Micro-biology and community medicine
Students will have to observe the protocols on different modalities.
Students assume primary responsibility for preparing the patients for different procedures.
Students will have to assist anaesthesia and surgery under the supervision of senior staff.
Students are expected to complete at least three months training with corporate hospitals or health clinics.
ELECTIVE TRAINING/OPTIONAL POSTING
It will be arranged by the faculty of OT Technology for students in form of summer training, winter training , Industrial visits in the Industry / Hospital
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Thank you for an enlightening article.
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Great top notch information, very informative!
I have had a few surgeries over the years and this post was interesting to see the OR from a different viewpoint .