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Experimental operating room services

Services in the Experimental Operating Room

A designated hub for clinical research, the Experimental Operating Room is located in the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine. As part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Research Institute of the MUHC at the Glen site, this facility offers researchers a full range of clinical research services as well as access to state-of-the-art clinical research equipment in an experimental operating room setting.

Strategically placed in the main operating room area of the Royal Victoria Hospital of the MUHC, this fully functional Experimental Operating Room was designed specifically for simulation and clinical research. 

Services offered in the Experimental Operating Room include:

  • Introduction and orientation
    An overview of the state-of-the-art equipment and services available for medical research in the Experimental Operating Room
     
  • Scheduling and setup
    Expert coordination of equipment, space, staffing and resources, and set-up of the environment
     
  • Audio-visual
    Provision of high-quality video recording and editing capabilities: our first-in-Canada, integrated Stryker-CAE audiovisual recording system offers six (6) cameras for recording and eight (8) monitors for viewing
     
  • Viewing
    A large and separate control and viewing area, leaded for imaging
     
  • Technical assistance
    Image editing with our Studio3 video- and photo-editing software
     
  • Training
    Clinical research Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
     
  • Data collection

Contact us to learn more about experimental operating room equipment and services or to schedule a tour.

Did you know?

The Experimental Operating Room may be used in conjunction with the Simulation Laboratory. These integrated services provide optimal support for clinical researchers working to transform existing medical practices, enhance patient safety, improve outcomes, and revolutionize healthcare education.
 

Control room of the experimental operating room Researchers using the iStan patient simulator in the Experimental Operating Room



About the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine

Clinicians and clinician scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) benefit from one of the most modern facilities in North America. The McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine was designed to help them develop and evaluate new treatments for some of the world's most critical diseases. Researchers may select from a full range of clinical research services in a state-of-the-art environment dedicated to clinical research, with access to project management of multicentre trials, clinical trials management, quality control monitoring, clinical data management and statistics, and specialized personnel and equipment also dedicated solely to research. Contact staff at the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine to learn more, or visit the clinical research section of our website.