Hybrid Operating rooms

Hybrid Operating Rooms

Many major hospitals have moved to more efficient and centralized hybrid operating rooms. Hybrid ORs promote efficiency, decrease the risks to patients, and provide a cost effective solution by allowing multiple procedures to be completed in a single suite.

By centralizing everything, this allows hospital staff to do imaging and procedures in one area without the need to move a patient. These suites allow doctors across different specialties to access all necessary technology and imaging equipment in one central location. This lowers the risk of infection to the patient, increases the efficiency of the surgical team and reduces costs.

Hybrid ORs are typically 1,000-1,200 square feet, which are much larger than traditional ORs. Hybrids are filled with heavier and more complex equipment weighing in excess of 4 1/2 tons. They receive more foot and wheeled traffic, and have less downtime in between surgeries.

More procedures, greater demands

The continual advancement in equipment and imaging capabilities of a hybrid operating room allows for more operations to be done arthroscopically, which reduces procedure and recovery time.

This increases the number of surgeries that are completed in a day meaning greater circulation, higher turnover, more cleaning, and significantly more stress on finishes.

It is imperative that these environments have regimented cleaning procedures to ensure these ORs are properly cleaned and disinfected in between operations. At the same time, it is equally important that the floor and wall finishes installed can withstand the level of cleaning required.