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The surgical suite sets the tone of the office for the patient and staff and helps create the first impression of any practice. The suite is more than the four walls and also includes the important surgical equipment (Fig. 7-1, Table 7-1). To create a positive atmosphere for patient care, it is crucial to consider all aspects of surgical suite design and function.

Figure 7-1

Storage and work space. Note that the counter is clear of storage items, upper cabinets have locks, and there are 18 in between the cabinet and the ceiling with nothing stored in this space.

TABLE 7-1Surgical Suite Specifications and Equipment Parameters

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