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2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 Ideas Work That H umidity levels in your ORs should be between 30% and 60%, a range that can be diffi- cult to maintain. That's why I had our HVAC company install a computer program that moni- tors the humidity levels in our surgical suites. When levels drop to 32% or climb to 58%, I receive an alert on my phone. I immediately contact the HVAC company, which can log into our system and make adjust- ments to how much outside air is being pulled into the building or activate heaters to dry out the OR air. If I get an alert over the weekend, I can usually address the issue before the doctors and patients even know there was a problem. Check to see if your HVAC provider can send the same types of alerts to your phone. It's a helpful service that provides peace of mind. Cindy Holden RN, MBA, CGRN, CASC Fleming Island (Fla.) Surgery Center cholden@flemingislandsurgerycenter.com How Humid Are Your ORs? • REAL-TIME RESPONSE Stay on top of OR humidity issues with automatic alerts sent to your phone. Fleming Island Surgery Center

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