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Operating theatre. View of modern operating theatre. At centre is the operating table covered with a water mattress (green), which is filled with warm water to keep patients warm. At centre, behind the table is a anaesthetic machine. At centre left is a vital signs monitor, this monitors pulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen. The blood warmer is at centre right (grey box) and is used in blood transfusions. A diathermy unit (blue box) is at lower left used in cutting and sealing procedures. A television monitor that receives pictures relayed from probes in keyhole surgery is at centre left.
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