Intraoperative care : Physical environment

Intraoperative care : Physical environment 150 150 Tony Guo
  • Physical environment
    • Unrestricted areas
      • People in street clothes interact with those in scrubs
        • Holding area
        • Locker room
        • Information areas
          • Nursing station
          • Control desk
    • Semi-restricted areas
      • Peripheral support areas and corridors with only authorized staff
      • Must wear surgical attire and cover all head and facial hair
    • Restricted areas
      • Operating rooms
      • Scrub sink areas
      • Sterile core
      • Surgical attire, head covers, and masks required
    • Holding area
      • Waiting area inside or adjacent to surgical suite
      • Final identification and assessment
      • Friends/family allowed
      • Application of sequential compression devices (SCDs)
      • Minor procedures
    • AOD area
      • Admission, observation, and discharge area
        • Early morning admissions
          • Outpatient surgery
          • Same-day admission
          • Inpatient holding
    • Operating room
      • Geographically, environmentally, and aseptically controlled
      • Restricted inflow and outflow of personnel
      • Preferred location is next to PACU and surgical ICU
      • Filters
      • Controlled airflow
      • Positive air pressure
      • UV lighting
      • No dust-collecting surfaces

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