Eye Care OTTC

Course Description

Introduction of the course

The operation theater (OT) technicians are an important member of the surgical team. They prepare and maintain the operating theatre and its equipment, assist the surgical team during operations and provides support to patients in the recovery room.

This course has been developed for the Operation Theater (OT) Technicians working in eye hospitals and clinics.

The objective is to reinforce important concepts of operation theater management including:

  • Preparation of OT for surgery
  • Infection Control
  • Care of equipment etc.

It also aims to orient the new OT technician on:

  • Handling of patients with eye surgeries
  • Equipment used
  • Their responsibilities

The instructors for the course are:

  • Dr. Suwarn Chetan, Eye surgeon, Eye Q Hospital
  • Dr. Shilpa Goel, Cataract & Squint specialist, Eye Q Hospital
  • Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj, Eye surgeon, Eye Q Hospital
  • Dr. Manav Sachdev, Cataract & Refractive surgeon, Eye Q Hospital
  • Shoba George, Bodhi Health Education

Facility: EyeQ Hospital

The course comprises of theory based modules and demonstrative videos.

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Curriculum

    Introduction of the course
    1. The operation theater (OT) technicians are an important member of the surgical team. They are responsible for the maintenance of  the operation theatre and its equipment, assist the surgical team during operations and provide support to patients in the recovery room.

      This course has been developed for the Operation Theater (OT) Technicians working in eye hospitals and clinics.

      The objective is to reinforce important concepts of operation theater management including:

      • Preparation of OT for surgery
      • Infection Control
      • Care of equipment etc.

      It also aims to orient the new OT technician on:

      • Handling of patients with eye surgeries
      • Identification of equipments used for different opthalmic surgeries and 
      • Their responsibilities

      The instructors for the course are:

      • Dr. Suwarn Chetan, Eye surgeon, Eye Q Hospital
      • Dr. Shilpa Goel, Cataract & Squint specialist, Eye Q Hospital
      • Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj, Eye surgeon, Eye Q Hospital
      • Dr. Manav Sachdev, Cataract & Refractive surgeon, Eye Q Hospital
      • Shoba George, Bodhi Health Education

      Facility: EyeQ Hospital

      We are thankful to the staff of Eye Q hospital for their cooperation in the development of the modules especially Mr.  V. Suresh Kumar and Mr. Hari Kumara Kaimal V.K (OT Quality Auditors) and Mr. Sunder Singh Mehta (OT Assistant)

      The course comprises of theory based modules and demonstrative videos.

    Pre Quiz
    1.OT PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE
    1. This module reinforces the responsibilities of an OT technician in the maintenance of an operation theatre. The modules demonstrate the how cleaning of an OT must be done. It also includes taking culture of the OT to ensure there is no infection

      a. Cleaning of OT

      b. Taking culture of OT

    2.Review of anatomy and physiology
    1. This module gives a brief overview of the anatomy physiology of the eye. The knowledge gained will give the OT technician get a better understanding of the conditions of the eye and the surgeries.

    3.Review of Microbiology
    1. Methods of sterilization

      One of the methods of preventing post-surgical infection is making use of sterilized instruments for surgery.

      This module demonstrates the different methods of sterilization

      • Using an autoclave machine-This video describes the method of using an autoclave machine for sterilization
    4.Prevention of hospital acquired infection
    1. This module explains how infection are caused in the hospitals and methods of preventing it. This will enable the OT technician to adopt safe practices to protect the patient and self from infection.

      It comprises of both theory and demonstrative modules and has the following topics

      1. Prevention of hospital acquired infection Part-1
      2. Prevention of hospital acquired infection Part-2
      3. Scrubbing, gowning and gloving
    5.Indenting and Distribution of Consumables and Drugs
    1. This module describes the protocol to be followed for the issue and return of items, the documentation process and the updating of stocks in the unit. It is a computerized process and that’s what is described in this module.

      1. IP issue & return process

      2. OT patient Time in and Time out

      3. Stores OT stock in process

    6.Anesthesia
    1. Anesthesia is used to relax the patient and control the pain thus enabling the surgeon to perform the surgery safely. This knowledge will assist the OT technician in keeping all the articles and medicines ready for anesthesia. It comprises of a theory based presentation and two demonstrative videos

      1. Anesthesia

      2. Anesthesia trolley

      2. Local anesthesia

      3. General anesthesia

    1.1.Identification of instruments
    1.   This module describes the instruments used for different ophthalmic surgeries:

      • Chalazion surgery-the instruments used for chalazion are described in this video
      • Basic lid surgery
      • Pterygium
      • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
      • Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCS)
      • Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)
      • Phacoemulsification surgery
      • Vitreoretinal surgery
      • Scleral buckling
      • Squint
    1.2.Cleaning of instruments
    1. Once the surgeries are over these need to be cleaned nicely before it is sent for sterilization.     

      This is what is demonstrated in this module.

    1.3.Packing of instruments and linen
    1. After the instruments are cleaned, they need to be packed neatly before being sent for sterilization.

      The linen such as the drapes, surgical towel and gown also should be sterilized before being used.

      This module demonstrates how the instruments and linen should be packed neatly

    1.4.Setting up of phacoemulsification trolley
    1. Almost all the eye surgery requires the phacoemulsification machine to be set up. This video describes the basic set up of a trolley for phacoemulsification surgery. This process is followed for almost all the surgeries

    2.Handling of patients
    1. Effective handling of patients is very important to allay the anxiety related to the surgery and For the safety of the patient.

      This module describes the pre, intraoperative and post-operative care of the patients undergoing eye surgeries

          

    3.Emergency Drugs
    1. Every operation theatre is expected to have an emergency trolley with all the essential medicines and equipment’s to manage any emergency situation. The OT technicians are expected to have some basic knowledge of these drugs and that’s what is described in these modules

    1.QUALITY ASSURANCE
    1. Quality assurance and monitoring has become an important aspect in all health care organizations and the purpose is to improve the patient care. It is these monitoring activities that drives the staff & the organization to continue to perform better so as to meet the established standards.

       

    2.Documentation
    1. Documentation is an important activity carried out by the healthcare workers.

      It includes the care given and the response of the impatient. It also includes any untoward events that may have occurred.

    3.Communication skills
    1. Effective communication with the patients is very essential in improving the interpersonal relation with patients and thus a better outcome.

      The patients and their family members need to be dealt with a lot of patience and empathy.

      This module describes in brief how effective communication has to be carried out with patients in some common day to day situations.

    Post Quiz