• Need more information on these or other topics? Ask an information specialist at (312) 422-2050 or rc@aha.org

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 330 other followers

  • Share this blog

    Share |
  • Note:

    Information posted in this blog does not necessarily represent the views of the American Hospital Association
  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Top Posts

  • Top Rated Posts

OPERATING ROOMS: What is the TORCZ zone technique?

A systematic process for setting up the operating room known as TORCZ – The Operating Room Circulating Zones – is described in this brief article.  There are six zones:

  • Patient care zone
  • 2 working zones
  • 2 viewing zones
  • Circulator zone

These zones are identified in a photograph that accompanies the article.  TORCZ was developed at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  It is a standardized approach that makes set up more efficient and less intimidating for new nurses learning how to circulate.

Source: Mathias, J.M. (2015, Nov.). Zones establish structure and routine for OR setup. OR Manager, 31(11). Publisher’s website here: http://www.ormanager.com/zones-establish-structure-routine-setup/ Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

%d bloggers like this: