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ASHE 54th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition


MO06 - Blame It on the Psychometric Chart: The Conflict of Operating Room Humidity and Temperature Controls


Aug 7, 2017 9:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2017 10:45am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Speaker(s):

  • Anthony J.(Tony) Robeson, PE, HFDP, NEBB BSC CP, Director, Bernhard TME
  • Michael Roberts, PE, SASHE, CHFM, CHE, Senior Specialist, Facilities Management Group, Carolinas HealthCare System, Plant Operations and Maintenance
  • Adam McEdlerry, PE, CEM, Project Manager, Bernhard TME

Credits

Credits: None available.

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Oscar Gonzalez
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.

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