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a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.
birthing room a hospital room that is utilized for labor and delivery. It is decorated in a homelike, comfortable fashion and contains a specially equipped bed that can be adjusted for delivery. Specialized equipment is often concealed.
emergency room popular term for emergency department.
labor, delivery, recovery room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience.
labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience and into the postpartum period.
operating room one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations.
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operating room

n. Abbr. OR
A room equipped for performing surgical operations.
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op·er·a·ting room

(OR) (opĕr-āt-ing rūm)
An area in a health care facility used to perform nonemergency surgical interventions.
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Often, in these studies, they aim at balancing the utilization of the operating room and reducing waiting times for patients on the waiting list.
"Methodology for analyzing environmental quality indicators in a dynamic operating room environment." American Journal of Infection Control.
Similar to the other studies, the current study indicated that operating room professionals' attitudes towards patient safety were found to be at the moderate level.13,15 Operating room professionals' strongest positive attitudes among all sub-scales of the SAQ were found to be in the area of teamwork cooperation.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyses of a virtual hospital operating room are performed to analyze the impact of supply airflow rates or air change rate per hour (ACH) on the airflow patterns, temperature distribution, and resulting flow path of airborne particulates.
Occupational exposure to anaesthetic gases may result in adverse health effects in operating room personnel.1 In previous studies, the potentially detrimental chronic effects of anaesthetic gases such as halothane and enflurane on the reproductive, neurological, haematological, immunological, hepatic and renal systems were investigated.2
For the comparison the operating room parameters required for both systems are as follows:
Also learn how to prepare the operating room environment and conditions to meet patient needs.
Finally, air diffusion systems allow for effective ventilation air mixing to prevent air stratification in the operating room and permit the discharge air temperature to be maximized for minimum reheat.
Operating rooms produce approximately 20-33% of all waste in hospitals.
A consultant in another operating room could view a colleague's monitor or patient when assistance is required, without leaving his or her own operating room.

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