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Theatre filming to date

We commenced within the operating theatre departments on 24th July and have since recorded ten individual cases within two different operating theatres. The decision to film within differing operating departments materialised from our initial time spent observing. We noted within this time that the two departments were observably different due to their location. The first … Continue reading

Laparoscopic screen communication

Wednesday 27th June 2012 09:00 We had arranged to meet one of the surgeons today via e-mail. He advised that it would be beneficial for us to watch two very different types of operations that he performed. The surgeon wasn’t operating himself on this day but instead had a registrar that he was supervising. We recognised … Continue reading

A different environment

Tuesday 19th June 2012 09:00 2012 Today we had an appointment to meet the sister of some newly renovated theatres. We were told that the teams who worked in these theatres were fairly stable and had worked together for a long period of time. The sister met us in the team room and promptly got … Continue reading

Monday Morning

Monday 18th June 08:45 Monday morning and we headed to theatres again. We were definitely becoming more comfortable in the environment and were once again recognised by some of the theatre staff. We opted to watch an operation that we had seen last week because it was just about to commence and the staff were … Continue reading

Morning at the Orthopedics

Tuesday 12th June 2012 08:30 Yesterday was a good day as we got to know several team members in different theatres – a surgeon, nurses and two anaesthetists. It was really good to get to know people and they seemed quite interested in our project; many also shared their thoughts and feelings about communication and … Continue reading

Getting acquainted

Tuesday 12th June 2012 08:30 We didn’t arrive until a little later today as we felt we had been too early yesterday and didn’t want to be waiting unnecessarily again. As we arrived we saw a few familiar faces who we waved at which was a nice feeling and meant that we didn’t feel so … Continue reading

Early start

Monday 11th June 2012 07:30 Today we had an early start as we wanted to arrive when all the theatre staff would be arriving. This meant that we could see how the day would be organised and also introduce ourselves before any cases begun. We arrived a little early and not many people were about. I took … Continue reading

Meeting

Thursday 7th June 2012 10:00 & 14:30 Today we met the theatre team member we missed last week. It was a brief meeting and she was very pleasent and gave us some good ideas regarding the research project. She was intrigued to learn I had previously been a theatre practitioner. Once we began discussing this it … Continue reading

“Scissors, Please.” The Practical Accomplishment of Surgical Work in the Operating Theatre.

The focus of this article is on professional activity in the operating theater. We explore how surgeons and nurses organize their activities, how social interaction is used to help structure and define situations, and how differentials in knowledge are constructed and oriented to. We utilize some ideas and concepts from symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, and conversation analysis … Continue reading

“Do You Have Another Johan?” Negotiating Meaning in the Operating Theatre.

This paper discusses language use at a workplace in a context of instability and diversity. Its focus is on the operating theatre, where communication is an integral part of complex, collaborative tasks, impacting on patient-safety, staff well-being and overall quality of health care. In the operating theatre health care professionals gather to work on the … Continue reading

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