Operating room flooring: One of the most important parts of a hospital is the operating room and its ambulatory surgical units.
When purchasing Hospital flooring, besides paying attention to the regulations of the Ministry of Health regarding the specifications of hospital flooring, it is also important to choose the flooring that is suitable for hospital infection control programs.
In addition, the operating room flooring among the available hospital floors should be chosen in such a way that it does not cause any problems for the electronic equipment in the operating room. Therefore, the types of hospital flooring based on the type of function are:
- Antibacterial flooring
- Antistatic flooring
What are the characteristics of operating room flooring?
Antibacterial and anti-wear floors are mainly insulating against static electricity and its use as operating room flooring is not recommended. Although these floors can be used in wards, corridors, outpatient surgery rooms, and delivery rooms.
Types of anti-static floors, according to their electrical resistance level (conductive floor, anti-static floor/anti-static floor) and by using them as operating room flooring, it is possible to avoid damage to electrical equipment in the operating room due to the occurrence of sparks. caused by static electric charge-discharge.
Antistatic flooring by conducting the electric charge created by the movement of people on the surface of the floor to the hospital ground well prevents the accumulation of electric charge on the body of the operating room personnel.
Base polymer conductive and antistatic floors are of the type of resin floors (epoxy floor) and due to the absence of seams and integrated surface, non-absorbent and the absence of seams at the junction of the flooring and the wall, they are the most suitable option in discussions related to the control of hospital infections.
The easy movement of wheeled hospital equipment (stretcher, wheelchair, bed) on the surface of this floor facilitates the performance of hospital personnel. Due to its good chemical resistance, it resists all kinds of disinfectants due to strict hospital cleaning programs.
Also, since glue is not used in the installation of antistatic/conductive base polymer flooring and there is no gap between the flooring and the underlying concrete surface, water does not penetrate under the flooring as a result of the washing operation and, like roll flooring, due to the dissolution of the flooring adhesive from the hospital floor. will not separate
Therefore, the repair and maintenance costs of the antistatic/conductive Basa Polymer flooring for use as operating room flooring will be very small.