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Leone, Nicola (author), Scozzari, Gitana (author), Olandese, Francesco (author), Horeman, T. (author), Passera, Roberto (author), Arezzo, Alberto (author), Morino, Mario (author)
Hospitals in Europe produce approximately 6 million tons of medical waste annually, about one-third of this originating in operating rooms. Most of it is solid waste, which can be recycled if bodily fluids do not contaminate it. Only 2–3% of hospital waste must be disposed of as infectious waste, and this is much lower than the 50–70% of...
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van Nieuwenhuizen, Kim E. (author), Friedericy, Hans J. (author), van der Linden, Sjaak (author), Jansen, F.W. (author), van der Eijk, A.C. (author)
Objective: To determine the user experience of wearing comfort of reusable sterile surgical gowns and compare these gowns with conventional disposable surgical gowns. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: An academic hospital in the Netherlands. Population: Gynaecologists, surgeons, residents and operating room assistants (n=80). Methods:...
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Lans, J.L.A. (author), Mathijssen, N.M.C. (author), Bode, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), van der Elst, M. (author), Luscuere, P (author)
Background<br/>The operating room (OR) department is one of the most energy-intensive departments of a hospital. The majority of ORs in the Netherlands have an air-handling installation with an ultra-clean ventilation system. However, not all surgeries require an ultra-clean OR.<br/><br/>Aim<br/>To determine the effect of reducing the air change...
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Hu, Nan (author), Lans, J.L.A. (author), Gram, Annika (author), Luscuere, P (author), Sadrizadeh, Sasan (author)
This article investigates the efficacy of temperature-controlled airflow systems in modern operating rooms for contaminant control, a critical factor in preventing surgical site infections. We have conducted experimental measurements in an operating room equipped with temperature-controlled ventilation to map the airflow field and contaminant...
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Nguyen, Thao (author)
This research addresses the operational challenges faced by the Sophia Children’s Hospital through a comprehensive analysis of its current state, literature review, and mathematical modeling. A model is created that produces a master surgery schedule, allowing for the allocation of patients to specific specialties, operating rooms, and days. Our...
master thesis 2023
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de Rouw, Lieke (author)
INTRODUCTION Surgical counting of instruments forms a crucial part of safety procedures in the operating room (OR). This process has remained primitive without technological support. The manual count process is time-consuming and places heavy cognitive demands on nurses. Current technological approaches fail to detect the exact and detailed...
master thesis 2023
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Wang, Ziyi (author)
Orthopedic surgeries are identified as one of the most noisy surgeries inside the OR (operation room). The highest noise sound level could reach up to around 130 dB, which is harmful to patients’ well-being and are likely to evoke negative feelings during surgery. In the previous study investigating the emotional experience of patients who...
master thesis 2023
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van Beekum, Karlijn (author)
The operating rooms (OR) in hospitals is a complex system, with a high number of innovations every year. Therefore the healthcare professionals (HCPs) are required to choose between the several aspects and innovations for the OR. Decision-making requires a mutual vision (Littlejohn et al., 2017) and should be based on evidence (Turner et al.,...
master thesis 2023
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Lans, J.L.A. (author), Mathijssen, N. M.C. (author), Traversari, A. A.L. (author), Jacobs, I. M. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), van der Elst, M. (author), Luscuere, P (author)
When making a decision on the operating room air handling installation and type of air supply system, it is relevant to know the expenditures of the different air handling installations and air supply systems. The aim of this study was to determine the capital and operational expenditures of air handling installations equipped with an ultra...
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Schouten, A.M. (author), Flipse, S.M. (author), van Nieuwenhuizen, Kim E. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author), van der Eijk, A.C. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Literature proposes numerous initiatives for optimization of the Operating Room (OR). Despite multiple suggested strategies for the optimization of workflow on the OR, its patients and (medical) staff, no uniform description of ‘optimization’ has been adopted. This makes it difficult to evaluate the proposed optimization strategies. In...
review 2023
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Tjiam, Yuan (author)
Surgical teams use instrument counts to prevent leaving unintended objects in patients. This is done manually, but could potentially be done through computer vision software. This paper presents a proof of concept for detecting instruments in the operating room with the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT). The SIFT algorithm is explored and...
master thesis 2022
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Joosten, Karlijn (author)
Research on the possibilities to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Operating Room (OR) is rising, although there is no implementation yet. AI-assisted monitoring could provide support to anesthesia assistants in their task of patient monitoring, by making predictions on the future occurrence of deviating events in the vital parameter...
master thesis 2022
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van Esch, Pepijn (author)
Integrated operating rooms (OR) have shown to be promising in meeting the challenges created by the increased complexity in the OR, by improving the quality of care, simplifying the clinical workflows, and reducing equipment-related incidents and surgical errors. Although several systems that integrate medical devices have been developed,...
master thesis 2022
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de Ridder, Else F. (author), Friedericy, Herman J. (author), van der Eijk, A.C. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
Highlights: What are the main findings? Using the HSMEA, it is possible to systematically reduce operating room waste. The HSMEA identifies carbon hotspots of surgical waste based on waste stream analysis. Solutions for improvement are found by applying the six Rs of waste management. What is the implication of the main finding? A...
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Keizer, Jasper (author)
<b>Problem:</b> One of the biggest challenges in hospitals today is improving efficiency, (patient) safety and quality of care while cutting on costs. A current reoccurring challenge in the operation department is the coordination of the components involved in making a surgery successful. One of those components is the set of surgical...
master thesis 2021
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van Hartingsveldt, Tessa (author)
During the first COVID-19 wave in the Netherlands, hospitals had to scale down their elective care all over the hospital to make room for COVID-19 patients. Even the Operating Room (OR) reduced their surgeries to acute care. It is, however, hard to define how much the OR should downscale. Also, there are no national plans on how hospitals should...
master thesis 2021
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Friedericy, Herman J. (author), van Egmond, Cas W. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), van der Eijk, A.C. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
The widespread use of single-use polypropylene packaging for sterilization of surgical instruments (blue wrap) results in enormous environmental pollution and plastic waste, estimated at 115 million kilograms on a yearly basis in the United States alone. Rigid sterilization containers (RSCs) are a well-known alternative in terms of quality...
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Lans, J.L.A. (author), Mathijssen, N.M.C. (author), Bode, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), van der Elst, M. (author), Luscuere, P (author)
Background: Entrainment test methods are described in most European standards and guidelines to determine the protected area for ultra-clean ventilation (UCV) systems. New UCV systems, such as temperature-controlled airflow (TcAF) and controlled dilution ventilation (cDV) systems, claim the whole operating room (OR) to be ultra-clean. However,...
review 2021
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Peters, kARLIJN (author)
Technological developments in the medical world introduce a shift in responsibilities of the surgical team members which might result in waste of talent and skills. The latter might result in disengagement and decreased productivity and thus in illness-related absenteeism. The people pillar of sustainability aims to create a healthy workplace...
master thesis 2020
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Hendriks, Ronald (author)
Climate change is a large and global concern. The healthcare sector contributes between 6% and 10% to national carbon emissions in developed countries. Within the healthcare sector, operation rooms are very resource-intensive. A lot of energy, medical products, equipment and pharmaceuticals are required to perform surgery on a daily basis. This...
master thesis 2020
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