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The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the leader in advocating for excellence in perioperative practice and healthcare. We unite and empower perioperative nurses, healthcare organizations, and industry partners to support safe surgery for every patient, every time.


The AORN eGuidelines+ is the online home of the evidence-based AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and associated tools for OR teams. ... What are the recommended humidity ranges for an operating room? Do I need to close the OR if the temperature or humidity are out of range? Access to this content requires a subscription


The AORN eGuidelines+ is the online home of the evidence-based AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and associated tools for OR teams. ... What is the temperature range for solution warming cabinets? ... What type of a fire extinguisher should be used in an operating room? Can cell phones be brought into the OR? Can I store formalin in ...


AORN: AORN provides a guideline versus mandate. The recommended temperature range in an operating room is between 68°F and 75°F. Collaborate with infection prevention, and facility engineers when determining temperature ranges. Each facility should determine acceptable ranges for temperature in accordance with regulatory and accrediting agencies.


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Maintain ambient room temperature from 20-25 degrees C based on AORN and architectural recommendations . Active warming should be implemented . There is evidence to suggest that alternative active warming measures may maintain normothermia when used alone or in combination withforced-air warming.


1. For established temperature range in operating rooms, NFPA 99-2012 requires ASHRAE 170-2008, Ventilation Table 7-1 to be used. 2. For operating rooms in classes B and C, the established range for temperatures is 68 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Class A operating/procedure rooms should have a range of 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.


the 2008 version). The environmental RH for anesthetizing locations, including operating rooms was changed to expand the minimum end of the range from 30% to 20% RH.2 The upper limit remains at 60% RH. The 2012 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99 eliminated direct references to humidity requirements for anesthetizing locations


Guidelines for Best Practices for Humidity in the Operating Room . ... upper level of 60% in place (range now being 20% to 60%).1 Starting with the 2012 edition, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) included the ASHRAE standard in the NFPA ... temperature and RH levels.


compromises the integrity of wrapped sterile instruments and supplies. Each operating room should have separate temperature control. Acceptable standards such as from the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) or the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) should be incorporated into hospital policy.