The Operating Room, located on the 5th floor of the hospital, has been designed to offer the patient the most modern technology with specialized digital equipment that provide the highest quality level in their operations and imaging, so the highly qualified and accredited group of surgeons, anesthesiologists, technical and teaching supervisors, nurse technicians, instrument technicians, sterilization technicians, biomedical engineers, nurses’ aides, stretcher-bearers and assistants can solve the patients’ medical and surgical issues.
Surgical patients at Pacifica Salud Hospital have recorded a very low infection’s rate in the Republic of Panama, given that the surgical unit in this new hospital has the most modern infrastructure in the region, offering more unseen details to the surgeon and patients, resulting in patient safety and a lower infection rate:
-Single air conditioner for the surgery ward: it keeps infections from transmitting to other areas.
-Positive pressure in the surgery room (like in airplanes, it keeps the air entrance from the halls into the OR).
-Time-Out, where the patient’s name is verified before each procedure, as well as allergies, surgical site and surgery consent (document in which the patient authorized the surgeon to perform the surgery).
-The OR’s have HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate) air filters, with a 99.7% effectiveness in filtering the air in the OR and with laminar flow above each surgical stretcher, lowering the number of pollutants and infections in the surgical patient.
The four smart OR’s are equipped with all the digital instruments, cameras, monitors, high definition planes, sophisticated microscopes with manual and pedal zoom, different types of lasers, endoscopes and the most refined line of instruments for use in different surgeries, from the minimally invasive ones up to the most complicated ones done in the surgical unit of Pacifica Salud Hospital.
Our human staff is at the patient’s service, who has deposited his trust in our surgical unit.