Average OR temperature - page 2

Can anyone tell me what the average temperature is in the OR?... Read More

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    I'd love to be in an OR with the temp in the low 70's. At the surgery center I work at PRN, typical OR temp is 66-67. At the hospital it's often cooler than that, especially in the ortho rooms because surgeons are wearing xray lead under their gowns & burn up. By the end of a long ortho case, I've got the room temp down to 60 and they're still sweating half to death, while I'm shivering and my Anesthesiologist is wrapped in a warm blanket. Thank goodness for the bair hugger keeping the patient warm!

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    If it's above 65, I'm sweating like a pig on a rotisserie..

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