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M.A. Melhado, J.L.M. Hensen and M. Loomans
Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands


This paper discusses the thermal comfort of Staff and the ?thermal risks? for the patient in operating rooms. Staff has often reported thermal discomfort during surgery. Factors which affect the thermal comfort include physiological and psychological perception, climate, the level and type of physical activity, and the types of clothes worn. Evaluating the ?thermal risks? of the patient is very important in order to know how to prevent him/her from suffering hypothermia. The results will show that there is a strong need for future research and also which areas need to be focused on.
Melhado, M.A.; Hensen, J.L.M.; Loomans, M.

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