Facility managers continuously face the challenge of maintaining patient safety and code compliance within an operating room, while also achieving physician and staff satisfaction. Staff satisfaction and patient safety are not conflicting interests, but most surgical staff and many facility managers do not understand the temperature/humidity control relationship. This session will discuss temperature and humidity control limits to provide a better understanding of the operational limits of HVAC systems and modifications needed to meet surgical staff demands.
Relate operating room temperature and humidity control to supply air temperature and chilled water temperature
Identify ways to best control temperature and humidity in operating rooms
Identify potential required operating room HVAC system modifications
Communicate the HVAC system limits to the operating room physicians and staff
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8/17/17 3:00 pm
Would of liked to have heard some recommendations to deal with the problems most of us are facing. Blaming it on the Psychometric Chart most likely will not go well as a reason to the Life Safety Surveyors.