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ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionella Guideline

ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems. Read More …

Infection Control Strategies in Today’s Climate + Beyond

Improving hospital planning, design for better infection control

Hospitals should be a safe haven for those who are sick, but the truth is they are often hotspots for highly transmissible infectious diseases, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, norovirus, Clostridium difficile, tuberculosis and, most recently, COVID-19. The following takes a look at how project teams can improve Read More …

Henderson Engineers Shares Guidance for Negative Isolation Rooms, Responding to COVID-19

As a society, we are all watching the coronavirus updates, intently looking for information. We have seen information provided by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and the American Society for Health Care Engineering. As designers in the healthcare setting, we are constantly reminded Read More …

ASHRAE Offers Course on Role of HVAC Systems on Infection Control

ASHRAE will offer a course on the role of HVAC systems in infection control in hospitals.

The course, “Designing and Operating High-Performing Healthcare HVAC Systems,” is one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s spring online Read More …

How to Safely Disinfect Patient TVs, Entertainment Systems

In order to keep your patient TVs and entertainment systems clean, and to limit hospital-acquired infections—especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic—PDi Communication Systems’ recommends the following tips: Read More …

New White Paper Available on Collaboration in Design, Fighting HAIs

The Facilities Guidelines Institute has recently published a white paper by Teresa Wilson, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, titled “How Collective Design Triumphed Over Competition in the Fight Against HAIs.” Read More …

ASHRAE Resources Available to Address COVID-19 Concerns

ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. Read More …

Balancing Project Costs, Logistics with Updates to USP 797/800 Standards for Sterile Compounding Environments

One of the biggest challenges facing compounding pharmacies and medical facilities nationwide is the Dec. 1 deadline for complying with the structural and operational changes set forth by The United States Pharmacopeia’s updated USP 797 Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations and revised USP 800 General Chapter standards. Read More …

Mock-Up Event Simulates Biocontainment Space, Decontamination Procedures

Array Architects and HITT recently held a simulation in a biocontainment space for medical professionals, designers and industry peers. Attendees learned about decontamination procedures, warm and cold zones for safely removing protective equipment and processing of biohazardous waste. Read More …

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