policies and protocols for infection control, the prevention of infection, the ability to demonstrate extreme measures are taken to prevent the cause of infection in and around the workplace. This protocol is geared more towards the surgical setting but can be customized to meet any health care setting as most of them are universal precautions based policies.
Air Exchange and Temperature in the Policy # 0101 Operating Room Effective: Reviewed: Revised: 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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