Surgery

The image below shows a typical surgery team.

Hover your mouse over (or tap on) the team members to see what they do.

In surgery
Consultant anaesthetist Her role is to give the anaesthetic - on this occasion it was a spinal anaesthetic.
ODP Operating department practitioner's role is to provide skilled assistance to the anaesthetist throughout administration of the anaesthetic and during surgery.
Health care support worker His role is commonly referred to as the runner. He collects the patient and supports the qualified practitioner's during surgery.
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Responsible for performing the operation.
ODP He is performing in the role of surgical first assistant on this occasion. He assists the surgeon during surgery.
ODP She is performing in the role of scrub practitioner. She is responsible for all swabs, needles and instruments which she will pass to the surgeon throughout the operation.