Health & Safety

October 26, 2012

Behind the Red Line in the Operating Room

 

Preparing surgical instruments . . .

Derick Isaac, Veterans Affairs lead technician, assembles and sterilizes surgical instruments at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Surgical technicians process surgical instruments through a decontamination process prior to assembling and restocking.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Restocking surgical supplies . . .

Staff Sgt. Laura Hunt, 99th Surgical Operations Squadron surgical technician, restocks surgical supplies at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assembling surgical instruments . . .

Airman 1st Class Keya Harris and Airman Melanie Signor, both 99th Surgical Operations Squadron surgical technicians, assemble surgical instrumentation as Senior Airman Andrew Merrell, 99th MSGS surgical technician unloads clean instruments from a washer decontaminator at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Surgical technicians assist surgeons during operations and sterilize the tools to help with anesthesia.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning surgical procedures . . .

Airmen and Veterans Affairs perioperative nurses and surgical technologists, 99th Surgical Operations Squadron, begin a surgical procedure at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The OR consists of seven surgical suites with specialties ranging from vascular, orthopedics, plastics, podiatry, urology, and ophthalmology.

 
Wrapping surgical instruments . . .
Airman 1st Class Nam Kim, 99th Surgical Operations Squadron surgical technician, wraps a surgical set of instruments to be processed and sterilized at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th MSGS has acquired a new colorectal surgery specialist and is expanding its services in the general,orthopedic, and plastic surgery departments.




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