Patients in surgical environments are vulnerable to contracting infections. The operating room HVAC system plays a vital role in minimizing the number of infections carried into the room. This session will compare the various operating room HVAC system types, using graphical representations of each to demonstrate their pros and cons. Both new construction projects and renovations will be covered. This session will enable attendees to:
Evaluate operating room design conditions and strategies.
Discuss current codes and the governing bodies associated with operating room design.
Describe desiccant-based dehumidification systems and how they are implemented.
State the requirements for smoke evacuation systems and describe their implementation.