The Operating Theatre has been dramatically changed: Minimally invasive surgery means that more equipment has to be integrated and controlled than before, with complex audio-video solutions required, additional to Medical IT, UPS, gases, specialised carts etc.
Next-generation of surgical robots is ready to enter the market or already had. Their design has been guided by the needs of patients, surgeons and surgical teams. Surgeons expect and require equipment designed to enhance their biological abilities - enhanced vision via 4k ultraHD video, enhanced precision via robotic-assisted surgery.
It is now the task of Health Estates Managers and engineers to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate these technologies.
Health Estates Managers and Engineers are facing challenges in integrating the new technologies whilst having to build in efficiencies such as flexible use of operating theatres, instead of fixed, dedicated specialisms, all the while having to implement compliance such as HTM 06-01 in the UK and other current regulatory and recommendatory requirements, which continuously and rapidly change.
The sheer number of variables increases the risk associated with any operating theatre project. Compounding on the complexity of the project, the solutions need to be future proof, flexible in order to allow for various BMS platforms and development of new technologies, whilst delivering a user-friendly interface for the clinical staff: engineers cannot and should not be required during surgical procedures for troubleshooting – a nightmare scenario.
Brandon Medical provide the experience, project management, know-how and expertise, via an innovative, flexible and supportive approach to all projects which require operating room integration and telemedicine.