Operating Room Resources
As part of the recent expansion of the Campus, completed in September 2009, Regions Hospital added 22 new state-of-the-art Operating Rooms. Currently, an average of 6 Operating Rooms are utilized for Orthopaedic Surgery Block Time on a daily basis. In addition, an Orthopaedic Trauma Room is available for Urgent and Emergent cases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A premium is placed on Operating Room access and efficiency at Regions. Turn-over times in the Regions operating rooms currently average 35 minutes. An accompanying new 22-bed PACU allows for efficient flow of patients through the Operating Rooms.
Technology is an important way in which Regions maintains efficiency. We currently utilize NaviCare, a real-time workflow and patient flow management systems that enhances our ability to improve the quality and effectiveness of the Operating Rooms. NaviCare dynamically manages workflow, real-time communications, staffing needs, and other resources, in both our inpatient and ambulatory Operating Room environments.
Currently, the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Regions Hospital has access to 6 Large C-Arms, 3 Mini C-Arms and one O-Arm, all state-of-the-art. Multiple Vendors currently supply Regions Hospital with a vast array of implant options, from Intramedullary Devices to Periarticular Plating Systems to Arthroplasty. Most of these implant options are on-the-shelf. Those that are not are typically brought in quickly and easily upon request from the Surgeon.
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