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conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.


n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed." (See: own recognizance)

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- Operating Room Fixtures (Component) Competitor Revenue Share (in %) in the US: 2019 & 2025
Customizations available in the new Admin Console make it possible to automate several of the many configurations necessary to efficiently run operating rooms. Current options include surgeon-to-specialty mapping, block-owner mapping, and room configuration restrictions that reserve rooms for particular procedures.
But anecdotally, she has noticed a change since the operating rooms became smoke-free in May.
They created a template that represents the utilization of the operating room by conducting a retrospective analysis of estimated workload information and waiting lists.
The correlation among age, gender, profession, duration of employment, weekly hours and participation in operating room professionals' patient safety training and the mean scores of their safety attitudes was analyzed using Pearson's correlation model.
Major players operating in the global operating room equipment market and included in this report are Getinge Group, Steris Corporation, Stryker Corporation, Berchtold Corporation, Skytron, LLC, TRUMPF GmbH + Co.
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of supply airflow rate or air change rate per hour (ACH) on the airflow patterns, temperature distribution, and on the probable flow path of airborne particulates in a typical operating room. This study also evaluates the effect of supply airflow rates on the acceleration of centerline velocity of the supply air jet from the laminar diffusers.
Myeloperoxidase activity and lipid hydroperoxide levels were significantly higher in operating room personnel than in the non-operating room personnel (pless than 0.001; pless than 0.001), while catalase activity and sulfhydryl group levels were significantly lower (pless than 0.009; pless than 0.003).
However, the high airflow requirements of the operating room makes these inefficiencies far greater than those that occur by oversizing the system above what is required to meet the space cooling load.
Operating room nurses are a group of medical science students who are working in hospital operation sections, emergencies, clinics and doctor offices in a close relation with nominated patients for operation, patients' family and other members of health care team [2].
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