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, firstname.lastname@example.org