The department conducts first aid drill training, and I play the patient. The first time I lay on the operating table, I personally felt that the operating table was really narrow. So narrow that I was a little dizzy and had nowhere to put my hands. The bed board was also hard, so hard that I wanted to roll over, but I was afraid that I would fall out of bed if I rolled over. I waited for the drill to end, and I still felt dizzy. This time, I really felt what it was like for a patient to lie on the operating table.
The operating table is actually an operating platform, which supports the patient during the operation, allows the doctor to facilitate the operation, and can adjust the position according to the needs of the doctor, sometimes head high and feet low, sometimes left side tilt, sometimes raise the operating table, and sometimes place special positions such as folding knife position or lithotomy position. No matter what position is placed, we must ensure that the patient does not shake or even fall off the bed. Awake patients can understand after communication, and when general anesthesia patients are not conscious during the awakening period and return to body movement, if they are not fixed and firm, the patient is very likely to fall off the bed.
Let's first look at the basic parameter configuration of the operating table: the width is generally >0.5m, the length is generally > 2m, the height adjustment range is 0.6-0.95m, and there are also different angles such as front and back, left and right, back plate turn, leg plate turn, head plate turn, etc. Indeed, although the operating table is long enough and can be extended, it is not wide enough to allow only an adult to lie flat with his hands close to his side. If you were a slightly obese patient, you could only place your hands on your chest or abdomen.