Category: Healthcare

Construction Barriers in Hospitals: Your Questions Answered

During renovations or remodeling, construction barriers in hospitals play a vital role in infection control. As a preventive measure, the barriers are part of infection control practices that are crucial to reducing the transmission of hospital acquired infections (HAI). Contractors, facility managers, hospital staff, and construction personnel alike must follow an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) in order to perform the work.

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What is an Anteroom in a Hospital?

An anteroom is an essential tool for hospital renovation, maintenance and infection control. It is simply a smaller room one would enter before entering a much larger room. They are one part of infection control that allows facilities to conduct renovations without having to shut down areas of the hospital.

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How to Remove Construction Drywall Dust and Debris (While Protecting Patients)

Debris and drywall dust clean up is vital on any job site. During construction and renovation projects, particularly in hospital settings, the accumulation of dust and debris can cause major health and environmental hazards. One feeds the other: how to clean up drywall dust is as much a challenge as keeping the worksite in proper order during construction. But it is necessary.

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Healthcare Contractors: Want to Increase Patient Satisfaction?

Temporary walls are an important and essential tool for healthcare contractors. On the one hand, the walls must meet the ICRA Class IV (Infection Control Risk Assessment) protocol before any type of construction project begins. On the other, and just as important, the walls can contribute to patient satisfaction with their healthcare experience. Healthcare contractors’ knowledge of ICRA standards and its importance as it relates to patient safety is essential for the success of their business and the business of healthcare providers.

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Tackling The Superbug Problem: A News-Review On Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Healthcare facilities should be leading the way in developing and implementing strategies to tackle the superbug problem in and outside the United States.

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