Hospital Preparedness

Preparation for Possible Second Wave of COVID-19

Preparation for Possible Second Wave of COVID-19

As states begin to re-open their economies, fears of a second wave of the coronavirus are a growing concern. According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Director Robert Redfield has warned that a second wave of the novel coronavirus will be far more dire because it is likely to… Read more »

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The Importance of Negative Air in Patient Isolation Rooms

The Importance of Negative Air in Patient Isolation Rooms

As the US begins to better manage the COVID-19 pandemic and hospitals and healthcare systems prepare for a possible second wave, the conversation around the importance of negative air pressure in patient isolation rooms is more and more common.  We sat down with Norris Gearhart, CR, CCHM and President/CEO of Gearhart and Associates to better… Read more »

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US Healthcare System – A Stress Test

US Healthcare System – A Stress Test

There are many logistical challenges in properly identifying, testing, and isolating a potentially exposed COVID-19 patient. With regard to any infectious pathogen that can be transmitted from person to person, infection control and prevention involves training professionals in the identification of people at risk, understanding the correct measures to take when an at-risk patient has… Read more »

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Anterooms: Your Questions Answered

Anterooms: Your Questions Answered

Anterooms act as an essential tool for healthcare facilities and construction companies alike. When used as a part of a healthcare facility’s infection control strategy, anterooms used as isolation rooms help mitigate further spread of infectious diseases, like the current COVID-19 pandemic or even hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). They are an effective solution to create a… Read more »

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Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19

Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19

As health officials continue to warn of COVID-19 and its inevitable expansion around the globe, hospital preparedness for the disease has taken on an exceptional urgency. That is due as much to the dangers the disease poses to human health—and how rapidly it’s spreading—as to whether or not healthcare facilities and communities can be ready… Read more »

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