Surgery requires infrastructure
Numerous resources must be made available from various warehouses: Anesthetics, blood for transfusions if necessary, saline, further sterile goods including disposable materials such as sutures, canullas and infusion tubes.On the other hand, that also includes the sterilized reusable surgical instruments and surgical equipment assembled in surgical sets. If, for example, implants are still used, there are usually several of them in different sizes during the operation. All this must be provided, should be in the right place at the right time. This applies not only to elective procedures, where it is possible to estimate roughly what resources will be needed, but also to procedures that cannot be postponed in the course of emergency care. Before the surgeons start with their core tasks, a lot has to be coordinated.