Many health care systems are considering new or remodeled facilities to better meet the challenges of the changing environment. The built environments of perioperative services are among the most sophisticated and interrelated in health care. Open and clear communication by all stakeholders is critical to support a culture of safety. Even the best of perioperative design architects and engineers need the input of point-of-service providers, especially perioperative nurses, to provide specific users' perspectives. This presentation incorporates the perspectives of a facility manager, a design engineer, and a perioperative nurse.
Discuss perioperative nurses- perspectives about what architects and engineers need to know.
Describe the extent to which each profession's perspectives are addressed in the most recent AORN and FGI Guidelines.
Describe design engineers' perspectives as they approach initial planning of perioperative environments.
Identify the latest ventilation requirements and the Joint HVAC Task Force's recommendations on compliance.