ECIRS: Patient Positioning and Organization of the Operating Room
A standardized patient positioning and operating room organization are fundamental in order to perform a successful ECIRS. In particular, reference lines for the renal puncture and correct patient positioning in order to prevent pressure damages are described, as well as sterile draping and preparation of the surgical field. The operating room (OR) is very crowded and therefore it is relevant to define the right place for any operator and device. This aspect may appear time-consuming but is essential in order to optimize the cooperation of all the working team and to avoid both intraoperative problems and postoperative complications.
KeywordsLumbar Region Irrigation Fluid Sterile Drape Posterior Axillary Line Flexible Instrument