Air exchange and temperatures of the operatory room by compliancedoctor

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									Air Exchange and Temperature in the         Policy # 0101
Operating Room

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1.    POLICY.

1.1   An effective ventilation system is needed to minimize airborne microbial
      contamination. Temperature and humidity control is also needed to maintain
      integrity of sterile packaging.

2.    PROCEDURE.

2.1   Humidity and Temperature. Room temperature and humidity is recorded on a
      daily basis for each Operating Room. Daily a.m. checks of temperature and
      humidity will be recorded by a designated employee. A log sheet will be
      maintained for each operating room. In the event that humidity or
      temperature is outside the acceptable range, the nursing manager will be
      notified immediately for appropriate action.

      2.1.1 Operating Room humidity is maintained between 30-60% relative
            humidity. A relative humidity that is too high can resul
								
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