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Air Exchange in OR

How often are air exchanges being monitored in the ORs of other facilities? Annually or quarterly? If quarterly, where can I locate that standard?

Started by: Marie Deisler (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at June 27, 2011 (11:51 am)

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CMS was here yesterday and we were told that the frequency is not standardized. We set annually in our policy until a standard is agreed on and endorsed by CMS.

Marklin Brown (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Exec. Officer) at August 11, 2011 (12:34 pm)

The CDC has a website with all of your environmental standards for temperatures, humidity, air exchanges, etc. http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/eic_in_HCF_03.pdf. Try that and see if it has the answers you are looking for. We have our system checked annually to be sure that we are up to standards.

Sherry B. (OR Manager/Supervisor) at July 6, 2011 (3:46 pm)

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