Critical Factors in OR Design

Critical Factors in OR Design

This course will better inform the designer about Operating Room design, critical factors involved in designing an OR and the key equipment essential to design integration for functionality and space planning. This course also explains how new surgical techniques create a need to reassess the conventional design of these rooms.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the key physical factors of the OR and equipment that should be taken into consideration when designing a new operating room
  2. Explain how new surgical techniques create a need to reassess the conventional design of operating rooms
  3. Explain why the ceiling in the operating room is very valuable real estate and how clinical needs must be incorporated into the design as it relates to equipment being "fixed" to the ceiling
  4. List the super-structures that support the equipment, as this is critical to the overall success of the room design
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(26) Electrical
AIA Course Number: 
ibr16b-2