The operating suite is the structure accommodating all the operating theatres, a recovery room, a location for equipment storage, management offices and training rooms.
As a veritable hub for the day-to-day management of patients undergoing a scheduled or emergency surgical intervention, the operating suite is a location that supports a very wide range of activities.
It occupies a central location in a hospital due to its continual interactions with the various department.
It combines within its perimeter multidisciplinary teams such as surgeons, doctors, nurse anaesthetists, operating theatre nurses (theatre nurses, operating theatre technicians, and ward aids), recovery room nurses, perfusionists, medical radiology technicians, trainers, suite managers, cleaning specialists, logisticians and administrative staff.
This enclosed space meets the requirements of very strict operational and hygiene rules and protocols so as to ensure a minimum level of contamination. After each operation, the operating theatres are completely cleared in order to facilitate their cleaning and decontamination before receiving the next patient.
In this environment that is often perceived as hostile, a caring and empathic ambience prevails for the patient, whose well-being and safety are the priorities for everyone intervening.