:: Volume 1, Issue 4 (10-2012) ::
aumj 2012, 1(4): 213-219 Back to browse issues page
Assess of the Status of the Karaj Operating Rooms in Comparison with International Standards in 2011
M.H. Naseri 1, L. Sadati 2 , A. Jalali 3, M. Firuzabadi 4, E. Golchini 5
a: Operating Room Group, Paramedical Faculty, Alborz University of Medical Science, Karaj, Iran b: Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Rasoul Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , L.sadati70@gmail.com
Abstract:   (11741 Views)
Background: Because of making money, the operating room (OR) is known as the beating heart of any clinical & health center. The effective and regular activity of the operating room guarantees a sustainable income for the hospital. So, in order to provide high quality treatment and care services, and to save the health and safety of OR staff, exploiting standard equipments and spaces as well as employing professional and skilled personnel is necessary. This study was aimed to assess the status of the Karaj operating rooms from physical, safety, sterilization, staffing and equipment aspects in comparison to the International Standards. Methods: This sectional descriptive study was conducted in Alborz University of Medical Sciences in 2011. Samples were 10 operating room wards from 10 surgical hospitals. Data were collected by a 70 items check-list at 5 fields of physical, safety, sterilization, staffing and equipment conditions and then compared to the international standards. The data were recorded in SPSS software and analyzed by statistical methods. Results: The results showed that compared to the international standards, the physical aspect was 60.5%, safety aspect 66%, sterilization aspect 68%, staffing aspect 63%, and equipment aspect was 80% close to the standard criteria. On the whole, in 10 assessed hospitals, equipment aspect with 80% had the best and the physical aspect with 60.5% had the worst conditions respectively. Conclusion: Due to admission in different medical and paramedical programs in Alborz University of Medical Sciences, renovation of the ORs is essential for training skilled students. Considering the results of this study could help the University authorities to improve the current condition.
Keywords: International, Operating room, Standard
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/06/19 | Accepted: 2017/08/23 | Published: 2017/08/23



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