Infection Control

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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5 Tips for Infection Prevention on the Job Site

5 Tips for Infection Prevention on the Job Site

By law, an Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA) is conducted before any type of construction project begins at any healthcare facility. ICRA construction protocols apply to renovation projects, additions, or even routine maintenance at hospitals or healthcare facilities. Infection prevention and control measures must be the top priority for contractors who specialize in hospital construction… Read more »

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Temporary Dust Walls on the Job Site

Temporary Dust Walls on the Job Site

What Construction Managers Need to Know Construction Managers and contractors who work in the healthcare industry recognize that dust poses serious health risks at hospitals and healthcare facilities during remodeling and renovation.

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