Implications of Recent OR Research on Standard 170

Mar 28, 2018 9:40am ‐ Mar 28, 2018 10:40am


Recent research on the effectiveness of ventilation in operating rooms may have an effect on the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170. Research on the total and viable particle counts in three operating rooms in three different hospitals at three different air change rates produced unexpected results regarding the effectiveness of the standard and also revealed a possible shortcoming. This presentation will review the results of the groundbreaking research and suggest possible avenues for the requirements in ASHRAE Standard.

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