Computerized control of the procedure for detecting and removing airborne particles in operating rooms

Bay Ö. F. , Ergül N.

Journal of Medical Systems, cilt.28, sa.2, ss.117-127, 2004 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1023/b:joms.0000023295.04844.81
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of Medical Systems
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.117-127


Surgical-site infections are still a major problem in modern medicine. Normal skin flora of patients or healthcare workers causes more than half of all infections following clean surgery, but the importance of airborne particles in this setting remains controversial. The use of ultraclean air in operating rooms has been shown to reduce infection rates significantly. High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are used in some modern operating rooms. Although the uses of HEPA filters, the air quality should be controlled by another device to make safe the air in operating rooms and intensive care units. In this study, a computerized system was established to control the cleanliness of the air by measuring the presence of airborne particles of varying sizes and numbers in operating rooms. When the maximum values are exceeded, the system warns the authorized people by phone, sound, or displays.