The Joint Commission
The accrediting organization for hospitals and other health care facilities in the united States,
The process by which a hospital is evaluated by an independent organization, which examines the hospital's practices, records, procedures, and outcomes.
The area of the operating room where only personnel wearing surgical attire, including masks, shoe coverings, and head coverings, are allowed.
A table or bed on which the patient is positioned for a surgical procedure.
A large stainless steel table on which most of the sterile surgical supplies and instruments are placed for use during surgery.
The restricted area of the operating room, where sterile supplies and flash sterilizers are located.
A stainless tray mounted on a floor stand, which is draped and placed within the immediate sterile field, during surgery.
A stainless steel bucket which fits into a movable frame for positioning near the sterile field.
The condition of instruments, supplies, or items that have been exposed to a nonsterile item, particle, or surface through physical or airborne contact.
A designated area in which only personnel wearing scrub suits and hair caps that enclose all facial hair are allowed.
A raised circular frame used to support one or two sterile stainless steel basin.
Case cart system
Organizational method of preparing equipment and instruments for a specific surgery.
The exchange of fresh air for air that has been recirculated in a closed area.
The movements of people and equipment into, out of, and within the operating room.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency of the U.S. Department of Labor that establishes rules and standards to protect the safety of employees int he workplace.
A room or small department in which soiled instruments and equipment are cleaned of gross matter and decontaminated to remove microorganisms.
PACU (post anesthesia care unit)
The critical care area where patients are taken after surgery for monitoring, evaluation and response to emergencies.
Laminar airflow (LAF) system
A ventilation system that moves a contained volume of air in layers at a continuous velocity, with 800 to 900 air exchanges per hour.
An area that people dressed in street clothes may enter.
An area in which surgical personnel or visitors prepare to enter the semirestricted and restricted areas.
Deliberate attempts to devalue, intimidate, bully, or embarrass another person using loud, vulgar, sexualized, or intimidating language.
A way in which a message is conveyed.
Beliefs, customs, behaviors, and norms that a person defends ans upholds.
The person to whom a message is communicated by a sender.
The telling and retelling of events of another's personal life, professional life, or physical condition.
The exertion of power over others though intimidation, loudness, sarcasm, or bullying.
The response to a message, a component of effective communication.
Communication through facial expressions, posture, and gestures.
The idea, concept, thought, or feeling expressed during communication.
Agreement among members of a group.
In sociology and group behavior theory, the conformity of a group to one way of thinking and behaving.
A quality in people with self-esteem; assertive behavior seeks to protect one's own rights while respecting those of others
Behaviors that are accepted as part of the environment and culture of a group.
The person who communicates a message to another.
An extreme abuse of power in which an individual uses sexualized language, gestures, or unwanted touch to coerce or intimate another person.