Ideal surgical suite design – Part 1

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The aim of good theatre practice is to offer a sterile and safe environment in which to undertake veterinary surgery with consideration to reducing the risks to the patient. Theatre designs found in veterinary practice often use techniques and technology derived from human hospital designs.

Preventing hospital-acquired infection is an important consideration when designing a veterinary surgical suite. There is a risk of nocosomal infection, so it's important that aspects such as staff protocols, discipline, training and effective teamwork and communication are considered.1,2

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