Operating Room Case Study

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I observed two different cases during my operating room experience. The first case I sat in on was a bi-CABG surgery, which stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. A CABG is a type of procedure that is done to improve the blood flow to a person’s heart. The second procedure that I got to sit in on was a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia is when a part of a person’s stomach pushes through the small opening of the diaphragm and into that person’s chest area. The laparoscopic, or also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a type of surgery that consists of small incisions that allow small tube-camera to be inserted in and to see inside to do the surgery. The members of the team laparoscopically sutured the hole in the diaphragm so that the part of stomach won’t move again and cause another hernia. During pre-operation, it was important for the nurse to take the patient’s vital signs so that there will be a baseline vital signs to make sure he is kept in check. It’s also for everyone in the operating room to know the type of solution …show more content…
The members made sure to cover up the patient in the places that were unnecessary to the surgery like their lower body. For the first patient, it was from a little below his diaphragm to the bottom of the feet/surgery table. For the second patient, it was from his hips to all the way to the bottom of his feets. Both patients had their collars and upwards covered too. Their faces were barely seen from where I stood so the only person that could see the patient’s face was the one in charge of the anesthesia. The team also had monitors in place to consistently check the patient’s vitals and monitor

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