DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF THE HOSPITAL CLEAN ROOMS
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CitationCan, A., Divarci, H. Ö., & Buyruk, E. (2021). Design Principles of the Hospital Clean Rooms. Transactions of FAMENA, 45(SI-1), 59-73.
Clean rooms can be defined as areas that are specifically controlled for particulate and microbial contamination and where they are constructed and used to reduce the number of infectious disease agents settling and multiplying and accessing from outside. In this study, the design and implementation of the air conditioning system in accordance with international standards, in particular DIN 1946-4, has been explained for an operating room in hospitals which is in the clean room and has the highest risk of infection. The tasks of physicians, engineers and architects in operating room design were mentioned and finally the cleaning, testing, adjustment and balancing (TAB) and validation process of the air conditioning system were mentioned. In particular, the risks of infections that may arise during the surgical intervention in the operating room and its relation to the air conditioning system have been mentioned and it has been emphasized that the biggest responsibility for hospital infections falls to engineers and architects, especially doctors and medical staff.