Reaching consensus on factors impacting optimal use of an orthopaedic emergency theatre in a public hospital

Health SA Gesondheid

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Title Reaching consensus on factors impacting optimal use of an orthopaedic emergency theatre in a public hospital
Creator Ramokopelwa, Mamiki Moeta, Mabitja
Subject emergency, orthopaedic, operational optimal use; orthopaedic emergency theatre; operating theatre; emergency; elective procedures.
Description Background: The operating theatre (OT) complex of hospitals represents areas of considerable expenditure with regard to costs and requires maximum use to ensure optimum cost benefit for both patients and the hospital. Inefficient use of an operating theatre room (OTR) may result in hospital wasteful expenditure and frustrations for patients owing to surgery delays, cancellations and prolonged hospitalisation while waiting.Aim: The aim of the study was to explore and describe using a consensus method, factors impacting the use of an emergency orthopaedic theatre that can be optimised in a selected public hospital in Gauteng province.Setting: The study was conducted by a professional nurse and orthopaedic surgeon working in the theatre of a selected public hospital in Gauteng province.Method: A qualitative, explorative and descriptive design was adopted. Data were collected using a nominal group technique (NGT) among professional nurses and orthopaedic surgeons. Data analysis was done through cross-analysis where participants reached a consensus on the voted ideas from the group.Results: Consensus was reached and three main themes emerged: (1) inadequate resources; (2) poor organisation and (3) communication.Conclusion: The optimal use of an emergency orthopaedic theatre is influenced by the availability of resources being human and material, good organisation and clear communication.Contribution: The study has demonstrated that a variety of factors needs to be considered to optimise the use of an orthopaedic emergency theatre. The management of an OT requires a concerted effort from the nurses and doctors.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor None
Date 2024-03-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative research
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hsag.v29i0.2348
Source Health SA Gesondheid; Vol 29 (2024); 12 pages 2071-9736 1025-9848
Language eng
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Coverage Africa; South Africa;Gauteng; Tshwane Metropolitan 2020-2021 —
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