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In the Operating Room
In the Operating Room

    The operating room provides a sterile environment in which the operating team can do surgery. The operating team consists of the following:

    The operating room typically contains a monitor that displays vital signs, an instrument table, and an operating lamp. Anesthetic gases are piped into the anesthetic machine. A catheter attached to a suction machine removes excess blood and other fluids, which can prevent surgeons from seeing the tissues clearly. Fluids given by vein, started before the person enters the operating room, are continued.

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