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ASHE 54th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition


WED06 - Methodology for Analyzing Environmental Quality Indicators (EQIs) in a Dynamic Operating Room Environment


Aug 9, 2017 10:10am ‐ Aug 9, 2017 11:10am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00

Description

This panel 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 provides unique perspectives on the quality of the air in operating rooms at different ventilation rates. While there is much discussion 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):

  • 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
  • Damon G. Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM, Founder & Managing Partner, Global Health System, Inc./Onsite-LLC
  • John Ostojic, Industrial Hygenist, Artec Environmental Monitoring
  • Tom Gromley, Ph.D, CHC, LEED AP, Associate Professor, MTSU

Credits

Credits: None available.

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