Operating room material choices must address infection control needs

January 3, 2020

Materials and finishes in the OR — particularly walls and flooring — are an important part of creating a safe environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website. For instance, the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals dictates that floors should be monolithic and seamless, which will inherently keep out more pathogens and be more easily disinfected. Walls also play an important role in creating a hygienic space. Air and fluid-borne pathogens can reach the walls, so they must be easily and routinely cleaned, as well.

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