Design Case Study: Evaluation Framework for Interventional Trauma Operating Room, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary

Presentations: To view / download scroll over title  A model for human factors design of a trauma OR at the Foothills Medical Centre – CCHF

The presentation will also showcase the Interventional Trauma Operating Room (ITOR) which opened in 2013 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, was the 2nd of its kind in the world, and cost $6 million.  It was specifically designed to control bleeding of patients with severe trauma by combining a traditional operating room and an angiography suite with diagnostic imaging capabilities. The evaluation methodology described in the HQCA framework was used to evaluate the ITOR during both the design and commissioning stages of the ITOR. Lessons learned through the design process will be described.