Do door openings during surgery affect air quality?
Yes, frequent door openings in the OR can have an significant adverse impact on air quality. That’s why we recommend air locks.
How long does it take to ventilate an OR?
The recovery time is typically no more than 20 minutes. It depends both on the size and layout of the OR and on the ventilation system. Recovery time is a good indicator of how well the ventilation system is performing.
What is the ideal temperature during surgery?
It depends on the operation. But always put the patient first.
What is more important during an operation, ventilation or routines?
Both are equally important. It doesn’t matter how good the ventilation system is if staff are improperly dressed and the door to the OR keeps being opened. Routines and ventilation go together.