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DRE Medical is a trusted provider of affordable new and professionally refurbished operating room equipment. For more than 30 years, clinicians have relied on DRE Medical's selection of surgical equipment including anesthesia machines, operating tables, operating room lights, patient monitors, electrosurgical generators, C-arm tables and machines, respiratory ventilators, microscopes, and more. Our diverse product lines fit the needs of any surgical facility, at any budget. Contact us to learn more about how DRE can outfit your facility for premium medical equipment that will provide the best outcomes for your practice.

Article Planning a New Operating Room?

Building a new operating room is a complex process that involves balancing needs of facility staff with construction costs, while also looking forward to future healthcare trends. To begin the planning and design phases, several factors must be taken into account. These can easily be broken down into the room’s size, orientation and layout, and supporting systems. Further designs for accompanying spaces are also key.


Operating Room Construction Tips

  • Room Size: The Facility Guidelines Institute recommends that the minimum inpatient operating room size be no less than 400 square feet. Operating room spaces designed for specialized procedures generally require more staff, and are recommended to be at least 600 square feet.
  • Systems Development: When planning the construction of an operating room, it’s important to think of medical gas, lighting superstructures, utility lines, heating and ventilation systems, and data and communication interfaces as base layers that must be established before work commences.
  • Sterile Processing Room: Designed to be separate from the operating suite, but may be shared between two or more operating rooms. These spaces are designed to provide a one-way traffic pattern of contaminated materials, instruments for cleaning, and the sterilization of instruments and equipment.
  • Changing Room: 2014 FGI Guidelines no longer require staff locker rooms to open directly into the surgical suite. Moving forward, facilities must provide a changing room with lockers, but it may be unisex and can be shared with other departments in the facility.

Popular Brands

DRE offers new, refurbished and used operating room equipment, including surgical lights, monitors, surgical tables, electrosurgical units and anesthesia machines. DRE carries brands from top medical equipment manufacturers, including the following:

  • GE Datex-Ohmeda
  • Drager
  • Steris AMSCO
  • Berchtold
  • Baxter / Bard
  • DRE
  • Philips
  • Physio-Control
  • Puritan Bennett
  • Skytron
  • Stryker
  • Maquet
  • Aaron Bovie
  • ValleyLab
  • Hill-Rom
  • Welch Allyn
  • Zoll

Operating room equipment is available new or professionally refurbished to original equipment manufacturer specifications by our trained biomedical technicians.