Focus: HVAC

Updating a healthcare facility ventilation system

March 13, 2020

Taking a fresh overview of your ventilation system and making easy and effective changes can pay big dividends, according to an article on the Multibrief website.

For instance, according to a research team at the University of Cordoba, 90 percent of hospitals use a mixed ventilation system which pushes new air into a patient’s room, where it migrates to the upper portion near the ceiling, instead of near the patient.

Switching to a displacement ventilation system, in which air is sent into the room at low speeds where the patient actually is and the germy air rises so it can then go out the room's vents, can address this problem.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines require patient room air to be refreshed through ventilation regularly. Have your system analyzed for lags and make sure the air is automatically changing as frequently as can be programmed

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: HVAC


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Environmental Services

Hospital's housekeepers quitting over coronavirus safety issues


Environmental services workers say they are cleaning coronavirus rooms without proper gear

4/3/2020

CMS has redefined a hospital to include tents and dorm rooms


Hospital safety rules relaxed amid coronavirus

4/3/2020

US military is working to convert N.Y. buildings into hospitals in three or four weeks


The US Army Corps of Engineers is retrofitting hotels and dormitories

4/3/2020

Chicago’s McCormick Place to be turned into hospital


City may be ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19

4/3/2020

Healthcare workers’ masks donated by Facebook were stockpiled after wildfires


Many healthcare facilities’ frontline workers don’t have the proper protective equipment

4/3/2020





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.