This manual has been written under the supervision of the Committee on Equipment and Facilities of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Chair of the Committee on Equipment and Facilities
Charlotte Bell, M.D.
Table of Contents
Section I: The Design Process
Chapter 1: The Design Process (PDF)
Chapter 2: The Anesthesiologist’s Overview of the Operating Room (PDF)
Chapter 3: Ergonomics and Workflow (PDF)
Chapter 4: Environmental Sustainability (PDF)
Section II: Infrastructure
Chapter 5: Administrative and Personnel Support (PDF)
Chapter 6: Supply Chain (PDF)
Chapter 7: Gas and Vacuum Supplies (PDF)
Chapter 8: Electrical Service (PDF)
Chapter 9: Room Ventilation Systems (PDF)
Chapter 10: Communications (PDF)
Chapter 11: Monitoring and Anesthesia Information Management Systems (PDF)
Chapter 12: Patient Intake and Amenities (PDF)
Chapter 13: Specialized Operating Rooms (PDF)
Chapter 14: Post-Anesthesia Care Units (PDF)
Chapter 15: Free-Standing and Outpatient Surgery Facilities (PDF)
Chapter 16: Remote and Hazardous Locations (PDF)
Chapter 17: Hybrid Operating Rooms (PDF)
Chapter 18: Obstetric Labor Suite (PDF)
Chapter 19: Anticipating the Future (PDF)
Chapter 20: Rogues' Gallery (PDF)
Editors in Chief
Frank E. Block, Jr., M.D., Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Steven Helfman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University
The following people contributed to this edition and are designated as “Lead Authors” for chapters or portions of chapters. Many of them contributed in other ways as well.
David Albert, M.D.
Chris Annis, M.D.
Tangwan Azefor, M.D.
Charlotte Bell, M.D.
Sital Bhavsar, M.D.
Hovig Chitilian, M.D.
Marianna Crowley, M.D.
Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D.
Susan E. Dorsch, M.D.
Jan Ehrenwerth, M.D.
Autumn Shaffer Hardin, M.D.
Denisa Haret, M.D.
Steven Helfman, M.D.
Edmund Ho, M.D.
Misty Kneeland, M.D.
Bruce J. Leone, M.D.
Robert Loeb, M.D.
David L. Martin, P.E.
Nancy Oriol, M.D.
Erika Puente, M.D.
Barbara Rogers, M.D.
John Rogoski, M.D.
Susan Ryan, Ph.D, M.D.
Timothy S. J. Shine, M.D.
Gordana Stjepanovic, M.D.
Shermeen Vakharia, M.D.
The following people also contributed to this edition as expert consultants:
Ramon Berguer, M.D.
David Feinstein, M.D.
Keith Ruskin, M.D.
The following additional people are recognized and thanked for their contributions to previous versions of this Manual, some of which is included in this edition:
J. Jeffrey Andrews, M.D.
George A. Arndt, MD
Lindrea Bernard, A.I.A., R.I.B.A.
Burdett S. Dunbar, M.D.
John H. Eichhorn, M.D.
Michael L. Good, M.D.
Kenneth A. Haselby
Cindy W. Hughes, M.D.
Tom C. Krejcie, M.D.
David E. Lees, M.D.
Wayne S. Mathews
R. Gregg Moon
Eric Niborg, A.I.A.
George J. Sheplock
Daniel E. Supkis Jr., M.D.
Gerald L. Wolf, M.D.
This committee work product/resource has not been approved by ASA’s Board of Directors or House of Delegates and does not represent an ASA Policy, Statement or Guideline.