Accession Number : ADA132384

Title :   The Surgical Suite of the USAF Regional Hospital Eglin: Facilities for Today and the Future.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,William James

PDF Url : ADA132384

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : As a result of the area evaluation, the surgical suite of the USAF Regional Hosptial Eglin was found to have a total deficiency of 2,000 square feet, approximately 30 percent. The evaluation of central sterile supply identified a deficiency of 1,600 square feet, or approximately 60 percent. The deficiencies represent the spatial differences between the standard design criteria and the present amount of area available. Additional area for the surgical suite could not be obtained by expansion through new construction. The surgical suite is located on the second floor of the facility, which limits expansion to areas which are occupied by other services. One of management's desires was that additional expansion of the surgical suite should not be at the sacrifice of patient beds. An expansion of the surgical suite into what is now central sterile supply was the most acceptable alternative to eliminate the congested conditions. A relocation of central sterile supply would provide a more generous allocation of area for both the surgical suite and central sterile supply.

Descriptors :   *Hospitals, Air Force facilities, Management, Workload, Surgical supplies, Anesthesia, Space(Room), Recovery

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE