This panel discussion features team members who developed and executed an air quality testing process for operating rooms. The team includes a Board certified surgeon, an air quality expert, a mechanical engineer, and a hospital design and construction expert. The team will provide unique perspectives on the quality of the air in operating rooms at different ventilation rates. While there is much discussion in the field on using additional air changes to help reduce surgical site infections, there is little evidence on actual benefits.
Describe how operating room ventilation works
Develop a repeatable and measurable process that provides evidence-based results to help guide code requirements
Explain the cost and benefits of different ventilation rates in operating rooms
Apply engineering principles to support better clinical and operational outcomes
PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM,
Founder & Managing Partner,
Global Health System, Inc./Onsite-LLC