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2017 PDC Summit


1763 - Methodology for Analyzing Environmental Quality Indicators (EQIs) in a Dynamic Operating Room Environment


Mar 13, 2017 9:45am ‐ Mar 13, 2017 10:45am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00

Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Speaker(s):

  • Damon G. Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM, Founder & Managing Partner, Global Health System, Inc./Onsite-LLC
  • Thomas Gormley, PhD, Associate Professor , MTSU
  • Troy Markel, Pediatric Surgeon/Associate Professor, Indiana University Health
  • Jennifer Wagner, PhD and air quality expert, President, Consultant and Lead Scientist, Prism Environmental Health and Safety Solutions

Credits

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