- Requires entry into or opening of a sterile body cavity (i.e., cranium, chest, abdomen, pelvis, joint spaces)
- Involves insertion of an indwelling foreign body
- Includes excision and grafting of burns that cover more than 20 percent of total body area
- Does not begin as an open procedure but has a recognized measurable risk of requiring conversion to an open procedure
|In||Located within the identified area or room|
|Directly accessible||Connected to the identified area or room through a doorway, pass-through, or other opening without going through an intervening room or public space|
|Adjacent||Located next to but not necessarily connected to the identified area or room|
|Immediately accessible||Available either in or adjacent to the identified area or room|
|Readily accessible||Available on the same floor or in the same clinic as the identified area or room|
|In the same building||Available in the same building or an adjoining building as the identified area or room, but not necessarily on the same floor|
- Bay (patient): A space for human occupancy with one hard wall at the headwall and three soft walls (e.g., cubicle curtains or portable privacy screen).
- Cubicle: A space intended for human occupancy that has at least one opening and no door and is enclosed on three sides with full-height or partial-height partitions.
- Patient care station: A designated space for a specific patient care function. This term does not imply any structural requirement (e.g., a PACU can have 10 patient care stations of which three are rooms, three are cubicles, and four are bays).
- Operating room (OR): A room in the surgical suite that meets the requirements of a restricted area and is designated and equipped for performing invasive procedures.
- Hybrid operating room: A room that meets the definition of an operating room and has permanently installed equipment to enable diagnostic imaging before, during, and after surgical procedures. Note: Imaging equipment may include MRI, fixed single-plane and bi-plane tomographic imaging systems, and computed tomography equipment. Use of portable imaging technology does not make an OR a hybrid operating room.