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      Operating Room Hazardous Areas

      Q: Our facility has an operating room and clean core area which are separated from the remainder of the building by 1-hour construction. We were recently…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 5, 2021
      Operating Room Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have a facility that does not have battery operated lights within its OR rooms. Our building was designed in compliance with the 2000 Edition of the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 8, 2021
      Corridors Operating Room

      Q: What is the rule on parking beds (gurneys) outside ORs in corridors?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 7, 2020
      Operating Room Egress

      Q: Our surgery staff is worried about an active shooter entering the operating rooms. We are looking at having a drill soon and the question came up about…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 22, 2020
      Operating Room Humidity HVAC

      Q: Recently we had a consulting group come through our hospital. In our surgical suite, we have a central corridor into which the operating rooms open. In…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 25, 2020
      Operating Room Facilities Management HVAC

      Q: We have operating rooms with two doors, one that is adjoining to the sterile corridor and one to the common corridor in the Surgery department. We…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 31, 2020
      Operating Room Hazardous Areas Doors

      Q: We have two open-heart OR's. Each has a full 42" wide door leaf that opens to the corridor, and each has a 3'0" door in the rear of the OR that opens…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 22, 2020
      Operating Room Fire Extinguishers

      Q: At our hospital there is some question about which type of portable fire extinguisher should be installed in our operating rooms. We can't find an…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 15, 2019
      Operating Room Fire Alarm Fire Alarm Notification Devices

      Q: Can you explain the fire alarm notification appliance location requirements as it pertains to the operating room? I seem to recall that there's no…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 3, 2019
      Operating Room HVAC Suites Ventilation

      Q: I have a small 28 bed hospital with one OR suite. Within the OR suite are sterile rooms, a soiled room, and of course the Operating Room, etc. We are…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 29, 2019