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The Great Prepping Debate - December 2012 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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OSE_1212_part2_Layout 1 12/5/12 9:53 AM Page 126 S U R G I C A L V I D E O era comes to life. The surgeon instructs the circulator to feed the headset camera to the main 42-inch monitor, and to a 26-inch monitor in the anesthesiologist's view. The other 2 monitors display the patient's hemodynamics and other vitals. Whatever the main monitor shows is recorded to a file that can be quickly burned to DVD post-op. The surgeon, who wears a microphone, tells the circulator when he wants ceiling, boom, light or headset views. Everyone in the OR can follow the case — open or minimally invasive — and anticipate the surgeon's needs before he ever voices a command. That's how it works every day in 5 of the ORs at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., for general, spine and minimally invasive cardiac surgeries (MICS). We hold symposia bi-weekly for 6 to 12 surgeons; let other facilities' surgical teams observe from conference rooms or mobile carts with HD, flat-panel monitors; burn DVDs on the fly; and can broadcast to every continent. Here are some insights for exploring your unobtrusive video-capture options. Connect the dots When you start shopping, be sure to ask potential vendors about how their equipment will work with your existing puzzle pieces. We went with a system that handles feeds for more than 60 different imaging sources. From a touchscreen, the circulating nurse can retrieve 1 2 6 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | D E C E M B E R 2012

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