Literature review of staff thermal comfort and patient "thermal risks" in operating rooms

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Abstract

This paper discusses the thermal comfort of Staff and the "thermal risks" for the patient in operating rooms. Staff has often reported thermal discomfort during surgery. Factors which affect the thermal comfort include physiological and psychological perception, climate, the level and type of physical activity, and the types of clothes worn. Evaluating the "thermal risks" of the patient is very important in order to know how to prevent him/her from suffering hypothermia. The results will show that there is a strong need for future research and also which areas need to be focused on.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating a healthy indoor environment for people. Proceedings of the 8th Int. Healthy Buildings conference, 4 - 8 June, Lisbon, ISIAQ
EditorsE. Oliveira Fernandes, de, M. Gameiro da Silva, J. Rosado Pinto
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering
Pages11-14
ISBN (Print)956-14-0864-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th International Conference and Exhibition on Healthy Buildings (HB 2006) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 Jun 20068 Jun 2006
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th International Conference and Exhibition on Healthy Buildings (HB 2006)
Abbreviated titleHB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period4/06/068/06/06

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    Melhado, M. D. A., Hensen, J. L. M., & Loomans, M. G. L. C. (2006). Literature review of staff thermal comfort and patient "thermal risks" in operating rooms. In E. Oliveira Fernandes, de, M. Gameiro da Silva, & J. Rosado Pinto (Eds.), Creating a healthy indoor environment for people. Proceedings of the 8th Int. Healthy Buildings conference, 4 - 8 June, Lisbon, ISIAQ (pp. 11-14). University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering.