Synopsis

On a typical day, our environmental services (EVS) team is responsible for ORMC, which is an 808-bed facility.  Its average inpatient census is 540 – 590 with 140 – 170 daily cleans due to discharges and transfers. The Emergency Department turns over 240 – 300 beds/stretchers per day, including the trauma bay. We treat gunshot wounds and other penetrating injuries, which result in a significant loss of blood and bodily fluids. But the EVS team could never have imagined the volume of blood they would encounter on the floors of the trauma rooms that morning.