Hospitals have many different areas where air quality is important to protecting patient and employee health
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Hospitals rely heavily on infection control to ensure both the health of the patients and staff are protected. Many viruses and contaminants are transferred through the respiratory system and it is for this reason that the air quality in hospitals needs to be protected. Camfil is a leader in clean air solutions. Find out how Camfil solutions can help you protect patients and staff in your hospital.
Camfil air cleaners are used for a variety of applications within hospitals. Find out how St.James's Hospital in Dublin used Camfil air cleaners to help prevent Aspergillus in hospitals.
The harmful particles that are potentially hazardous to patient health comes from a range of different areas. These areas are generally catagorized into “internal and external pollutants.”
External pollutants are sources of air pollution that are generated in the air outside of a building. Car exhaust fumes, factory emissions, dust particles from construction work and other processes are the main cause of these pollutants. Although your HVAC system will help deal with most of these contaminants, the contaminants can also penetrate a building through open doors and windows throughout a hospital.
Internal pollutants are any pollutant that is introduced into an indoor air environment from people or processes that are present within a building. Contaminants such as respiratory-spread viruses, fumes from cleaning products, kitchen odors and other man-made contaminants are considered internal pollutants.
During construction, there is an increased release of the Aspergillus into the atmosphere. Aspergillus can be deadly to high-risk, low-immune patients. During construction, all hospital windows must be sealed shut, and the air must be filtered adequately in the patient rooms to avoid the risk of contamination.
One of the key problems that hospital laboratories face are the odors that are emitted from the use of formaldaldehyde. Laboratory staff that complain of headaches may suffer from the inhalation of this compound. Installing air cleaners can be the solution. As well as using Absolute HEPA Filters, Camfil air cleaners also use molecular filtration. The right molecular filtration solution can deal efficiently with formaldehyde and other VOCs. This can help protect employee health and also rid the nuisance odor from laboratories.
The secret to achieving the correct ISO rating for a cleanroom facility is using the right filtration solution with the correct number of air changes. Camfil air cleaners use EN1822:2009-rated Absolute HEPA filters (The same standard used in HVAC systems.) Through using Camfil air cleaners, hospitals have improved ISO 8-rated rooms to achieve ISO 7 standard air quality. Talk to your local Camfil representative to find out more.
Camfil air cleaners are an adaptable plug-and-play solution. Using patented dual inlet systems allows each CC unit to be used for different applications around the hospital. Camfil air cleaners use HEPA filters that are tested and certified to EN1822:2009. This means that the efficiency of the filter has been tested to ensure optimum unit performance.