1 operating theatre able to manage approximately 10 major surgical cases per day and medical consumables for initial surgical management of 300 trauma and/or war-wounded patients although initial shipment of medical consumables can be adjusted to expected case load.
Surgical component of emergency hospital that can be deployed as a stand-alone capacity in a context where surgical care may be the identified gap in health services. Unit provides equipment and supplies needed to provide perioperative and postoperative care to patients with traumatic injuries, including surgical triage, assessment and advanced life support, definitive wound and advanced fracture management, damage control surgery, emergency general and obstetric surgery, inpatient care, general anaesthesia, whole blood transfusion, and early rehab services in an existing health facility.
Unit can be deployed within 48 hours upon receiving a deployment request, can be setup within hours once on site, is self-sufficient for 1 month and can operate for up to 4 months with re-supply.
Designed for the provision of surgical services to augment trauma/surgical care in an existing facility overwhelmed by influx of injured patients. Footprint can be scaled to needs, for example if additional ward space is needed, equipment/materials can be added to standard modules/components outlined.
Total: Typically 5 people from sending NS + 30-45 local staff.
Composition: Deployed team includes surgeon, anesthetist, operating theater nurse(s), and ward nurse(s). In addition to deployed team, local health care professionals are integrated into unit as soon as possible with the aim of reaching or exceeding the following ratios: anesthetic technician/ anesthetist ratio 1:1 with surgeons, 5 OR technical staff per OT table, nursing ratio of at least 1 nurse: 8 ward beds (24 hour services).
Specific module names and components may vary but generally include the following:
Cost (indicative): CHF 400,000
National societies providing this service: Canadian