Thermal comfort in operating theatres for different types of ventilation systems

I.M. Jacobs, Marcel Loomans, Lada Hensen Centnerová, Michel Krombeen, Helianthe Kort

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Abstract

Thermal comfort in operating theatres is a less addressed research component of the indoor environment in operating theatres. The air quality naturally gets most attention when considering the risk of surgical site infections. However, the importance of thermal comfort must not be underestimated. In this research, the current thermal comfort situation of staff members is investigated. Results show that the thermal comfort for the members of a surgical team is perceived as not optimal. Application of the PMV and DR models needs further attention when applied for operating theatres. For the investigated ventilation systems, the differences in thermal comfort outcomes are small.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalREHVA Journal
Volume2019
Issue numberFebruary
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • operating theatre
  • thermal sensation
  • non-uniform thermal comfort
  • surgical team
  • HVAC systems
  • post-operative wound infections
  • down flow ventilation
  • mixing ventilation

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Thermal comfort in operating theatres for different types of ventilation systems. / Jacobs, I.M.; Loomans, Marcel; Hensen Centnerová, Lada; Krombeen, Michel; Kort, Helianthe.

In: REHVA Journal, Vol. 2019, No. February, 01.03.2019, p. 34-39.

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