Traffic patterns effects on surgical site infection in the operating room
2014 (English)In: Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014, 765-771 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Prediction of bacteria-carrying particle dispersion and distribution released from personnel in an operating room has been studied to decrease hospital related infections. It is focused on influence of foot traffic effect, specifically the number of personnel in the operating rooms, on the airflow field and the bacteria-carrying particle distribution. This was done by applying a numerical calculation to map the airflow field and Lagrangian DRW method for the particle phase. It is shown that, increasing number of staff persons within the OR disrupts the airflow pattern and enhances contamination in the area of open wound.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 765-771 p.
Air quality, Airborne particle control, Hospital operating room, Infection control, Surgical site infection, Bacteria, Hospitals, Indoor air pollution, Numerical methods, Operating rooms, Surgery, Air flow fields, Airborne particle, Airflow patterns, Numerical calculation, Particle dispersion, Particle distributions, Surgical site infections, Quality control
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167615ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84924715572OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-167615DiVA: diva2:813982
13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014, 7 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
QC 201505252015-05-252015-05-222015-05-25Bibliographically approved