Hybrid operating rooms come in all shapes and sizes and are built for a variety of reasons to meet a variety of clinical functions. This session will compare and contrast four hybrid ORs, each distinct in size, shape, and equipment and each designed to meet the needs of a specific subspecialty. The session will identify common elements, elements that define a hybrid OR, and the special requirements that influenced design. Attendees will leave with a checklist for hybrid OR projects.
1.) Define a hybrid OR is and how it differs from other procedure rooms.
2.) Identify room planning strategies for both specialized needs and to provide flexibility.
3.) Assess special systems considerations and coordination for imaging, HVAC, lighting, and ancillary equipment.
4.) Describe the special hurdles that these rooms present and how to address them.