In order to maintain the safety and comfort of our patients and the doctors and nurses, we regularly make sure that the environment is a cool and comfortable temperature. Temperature sensors are incredibly helpful when there is a surgery in the or. The temperature sensors allow us to monitor indoor temperatures that can affect the patient and the medical staff. We need to maintain the correct temperature inside of the or in order to make sure that we control infections, bacteria, and viruses. Proper temperature control minimizes the risks of infections after operations. There are some surgical procedures that require a specific temperature in order to ensure optimal handling and precision. Each one of our OR suites has a building automation system that includes temperature sensors and automated lighting. We have the temperature monitoring system for the health and safety of our patients. This morning the temperature sensors in OR number 4 weren’t working at all. There was a red warning sign display on the monitor. We decided to move all of the elective surgeries to a different day and all of the other surgeries were moved to different operating rooms throughout the building. We contacted the IT department that handles the temperature sensors and we contacted the building automation company that installed all of the sensors. We needed to get to the bottom of the problem that day, because we were not going to be able to keep the or shut off for more than 12 hours. Thankfully, the issue was software related instead of hardware related and that made it easier to fix the problem.