Title: New Approach to Simulate Operation Rooms based on Medical Devices used in Surgical Procedures

Year of Publication: Dec - 2015
Page Numbers: 205-209
Authors: Sana Ghobadi, Arash Taki, Mohammad Aziz Esmaeili
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2015)
- United Arab Emirates


Patient safety is one of the greatest challenges in healthcare. In the operating rooms (ORs), errors are frequent and often consequential. Medical devices and specially advanced technologies have a key role in improving patient outcomes in ORs. In this paper, a new approach is presented to simulate operating theater based on different types of surgeries and medical technologies used in different surgical cases. In the first step, clinical background of different surgical procedures such as: General, Cardiac, Neuro and Laparoscopic surgeries are collected and analyzed. Then all relevant medical devices of each procedure are categorized based on complexity of technologies and surgical procedures. All technical information such as: physics and technical basics, technical specifications, block diagrams, type of devices, top manufacturers and troubleshooting are gathered. Finally, a graphical user interface (GUI) is developed by C++ to implement all collected data in an interactive application.