What really happens behind the closed doors of an operating room?
What do the masked doctors, nurses and technicians do inside those rooms? Find out when the Seton Healthcare Family presents the 24th Annual Mock Surgery & More event. Mock Surgery & More gives visitors the opportunity to learn what happens during surgical procedures and about many health care professionals and organizations that support surgical care.
The self-paced program includes:
- Several operating rooms with mock set-ups of a variety of surgical procedures
- Hands-on demonstrations and learning experiences with surgical equipment and other medical procedures
- Seton associates, physicians and surgeons assuming their roles and explaining procedures
Mock Surgery's beginnings
In 1990, Seton hosted the first Mock Surgery event at Seton Medical Center Austin to educate children about medical procedures and hospital environments. In 2010, Mock Surgery was moved to the Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, which holds more than 150,000 square feet of clinical teaching space that was once the Children's Hospital of Austin.
Based upon the response from the community, it was determined that this event needed to expand to include information and demonstrations of other health-related topics. In 2011, Mock Surgery was renamed Mock Surgery and More which expanded the event to include health education, hands on demonstrations, and learning experiences.