Flashcards in The Surgical Environment Deck (9):
Where is the surgical environment located?
Centrally to ICU, sterilization department, radiology
What are the different areas of the OR environment?
Traffic flow in OR?
Supplies flow from clean core, through operating room, to outer peripheral corridor.
Describe the OR environment, make of the room
Seamless floors that are continuous with walls
Stainless steel surfaces
Epoxy paint, reduces chipping
Air is vented in ceiling, exhaust at floor
How many air exchanges are done in the OR air?
20 air exchanges per hour are required and at least 6 must be fresh air
What is a gas scavenger system and is it mandatory?
Yes it is mandatory.
It prevents build up of waste anesthetic gases with recirculated air
Describe the air pressure in the OR
It is a positive air pressure.
It is different than that in the corridors, scrub rooms, and sub sterile areas
Forces air from room
Without it microorganism could enter room
What should the temp be in the OR?
Maintained between 20-23 degrees