Medical equipment for surgical use

Medicine has always evolved via meticulous attention to detail. It is even reliant on it to produce correct findings. It could be a precise incision at the start of the process or a precise cut during the treatment to save a human life. It is, of course, advantageous for medical personnel if the fundamental needs are met while maintaining the highest possible quality.

Of course, a good operating room must meet certain sanitary standards. From staff changing rooms with showers, toilets, and lockers for street clothes to a washroom to sterilize the specialist staff and an induction room for the anesthesiologists who are responsible for anesthetizing the patient, the entire building is designed to ensure the best possible process in the preparation and follow-up of any intervention.

What must be considered before entering an operating room?

Medical personnel must pass through an airlock to enter the operating room in order to treat patients without hazardous bacteria and germs and to protect patients with such easily fragile constitutions as much as possible. There is a "clean" side and an "unclean" side in each room, with specialist workers moving into the clean zone prior to the procedure and undressing in the unclean zone following the operation.

As a result, the emphasis is on preventing infection in patients. Special air filters and supply systems that contribute to the OR's sterile atmosphere are also beneficial. In such an atmosphere, daylight and windows are also purposefully avoided in order to maintain the best possible lighting conditions.

To avoid sources of danger such as tripping hazards, it is vital to attach equipment and organizational units to the wall and ceiling as far as feasible. Furthermore, distinct systems are related to power, water, and other supply and discharges. This means that in the case of a power outage, the operating room will be on a separate power network and will be able to operate with its own backup generator or network. The operating room as a place of work for surgeons and medical personnel are invariably depersonalized, but it is kept functional and free of private distractions and external influences.

What needs to be considered when it comes to clothing in operating theatres?

There are additional criteria for medical personnel's clothes, in addition to the physical structure.

Specialist workers, for example, are only allowed entrance to the operating room if they are wearing the following components of their personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • Surgical clothing, including tunic, trousers and protective surgical gown

  • Protective hood

  • Mouth and nose protection

  • Surgical shoes with socks

  • Gloves

It should be noticed at this time that the majority of the PPE in this region is blue in color. This is for a variety of reasons. The fact that blood looks less attractive on blue clothing than on white clothing is one example of this.

Tunics are commonly worn in the nursing and medical professions. This is because the user has the appropriate room underneath for optimal treatment, avoids any potentially disruptive seams, and provides protection against germs and fluids at the same time.

What must be considered with surgical gowns?

In the realm of operations, the protective gown also plays an important function. The gown must be made of sanitary, low-linting, and breathable cloth. A comfortable fit can be ensured with ribbons at the neck and waist. Our surgical robes are made as one-off products to avoid cross-contamination and must be discarded promptly after the procedure.

A medical protective hood must also be worn by the expert to ensure optimal efficiency in preventing hair spread. At the same time, this product provides the best possible protection in the head area against pathogens and secretions from the patient.

Mouth and nose protection comes in a variety of quality levels, such as the FFP2 mask or the medical mask. The performance of the filters and the fit on the nose and cheeks varied with the models. While the FFP2 mask provides the best protection in the tight-fitting mask category, the medical mask excels in everyday use and comfort. Other blog articles on our homepage provide more thorough information regarding any differences between individual items, their classifications, and acceptable use.

What must be considered with surgical shoes?

Surgical shoes (also called clogs) are made of thermoplastic material. In addition, they must usually have the following additional properties:

  • antistatic

  • Anti-slip

  • Serializable at 135 °C

  • Machine washable at 90°C

  • High wearing comfort

  • Suitable for hygienic areas (pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, operating theatres)

We occasionally hear reports that certain surgeons and surgical helpers continue to wear private socks and stockings made of various materials in the operating room. This is particularly problematic because this type is frequently incapable of being boiled. Such footwear has no place in a sterile surgical environment, as the requisite hygiene level is never met in these circumstances, and it does not meet medical standards for the best possible treatment.

Surgical socks are the best garment to wear during such procedures. Practical shoe covers, such as those used in the intensive care unit, are also included in this category. In everyday shoes, the sanitary and dirt protective shoe guards against liquids and dirt.

We can also provide certified medical gloves that are created in accordance with the most recent quality requirements. Our nitrile-based product provides exceptional protection in the operating room. Read the article on our nitrile gloves to learn more about this topic.

How are all of the PPE components put on and removed appropriately following the surgical procedure?

Putting on personal protection equipment (by the 1-person method):

  • Hygienic hand disinfection

  • Put on the disposable protective gown, with the cuffs closed at the neck and waist (here the cuffs are closed at the front)

  • Putting on the protective hood: If you have long hair, it should be completely inside the hood.

  • Putting on the mouth and nose protection: Ensure an optimal fit (to do this, pre-shape the mask in your hand and then put it on. The straps should only be clamped over the hood behind the ears after that. Pull the mask all the way over your chin and mold it around the bridge of your nose. You could also check for proper fit here.

  • Putting on the gloves: The gloves must be carefully placed over the gown's sleeves.

Taking off the protective equipment:

  • Waistband opening

  • Take off the gloves (tip: hand 1 grabs the cuff of the opposite hand and pulls it forward over the little finger and the ring finger. Then with the second hand in the tweezer grip, also grab the glove of the first hand in the ball area and carefully pull it off completely and dispose of it. Finally remove the remaining glove with your free hand)

  • Hygienic hand disinfection

  • Smock Removal: Open neck straps and grasp inside of smock, then strip forward (turning smock inside out). Fold in and dispose of the gown.

  • Hygienic hand disinfection

  • Take off the mouth and nose protection

  • Put down and dispose of the protective hood

  • Hygienic hand disinfection

With our certified products, we wish to enhance and simplify the medical staff's work while simultaneously ensuring that patients are adequately protected. We demand the greatest degree of quality and, as a result, we manufacture all of our products in Germany. If you'd like to learn more about our product line or have any questions regarding our manufacturing process, we'd be pleased to provide you with detailed information.