PRMC Stays On The Cutting Edge Of Operations - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

PRMC Stays On The Cutting Edge Of Operations

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SALISBURY, Md. - Big changes at Delmarva's biggest hospital.  "The first you notice is they're bigger," says Dr. Mark Edney, Chief of Surgery at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The new rooms are about twice the size of some of the hospital's smallest operating rooms.  More room not only makes movement easier during surgery, the hospital can also use large robotic surgery equipment like the da Vinci system. 

"When the robot first got here we were probably as an operating room doing about 5%-10% robotics and 95 laparoscopic.  I'd say that ratio is approaching 40% to 50% robotic, 40-50% laparoscopic," says Dr. Edney of the gradual switch from traditional surgery to using high performing robots.

While the operating rooms may be designed to make scheduled surgeries flow more smoothly, they'll also assist PRMC, the designated Trauma Center for Delmarva, handle emergencies more effectively.

"They are so large we could do multiple surgeries at one time, you could have multiple physicians on a trauma case," says Wendy Cathell, Operation Room Resource Manager for the hospital, "we'd be providing better care to our patients in the community."

Whether it's new lights or improved ventilation, everything in the operating rooms are cutting edge, even a green circle painted on the floor has a purpose.

"You know if the bed is centered in this circle, you know the air turnover rate is the highest in the room at the center of the room, so this is the cleanest air in the room," 

In Phase 1, four operating rooms were completed.  The entire project, which consists of thirteen total renovated rooms, is expected to be finished in 2015.  Surgeries are scheduled to start in the new rooms next week.

     

 

 

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