Escalating Surge Response
CONTINGENCY PLANS, PANDEMIC SURGE CAPACITY Contingency Plans, Pandemic Surge Capacity & EP Response Effective uses for portable environmental containment units in the healthcare environment.

CDC guidelines stipulate “for patients who require both a PE and Airborne Infection Isolation, use an anteroom to ensure proper air balance relationships and provide independent exhaust of contaminated air to the outside or place a HEPA filter in the exhaust duct.”

ECUs & Corridor Airlocks Provide:
  • Expanded isolation surge capacity
  • Vacuuming or blowing off contaminated clothing
  • Changing out/into of PPEs
  • Final cleaning of tools
  • Changing into/out of shoe covers
  • Removing debris containers
AnteRoom Doorway:
  • ECU4 Containment Unit & Sidewall Flange
  • SWF 58" X 86' T


Corridor Flange AnteRoom:
  • Physical Barrier Separation
  • Controlled Airlock
  • Safe, Controlled Ingress/Egress
  • 12'H x 10' wide Corridor


Corridor Example:
  • Bookend Grouping
  • Ambulatory Controlled Access


Modular Bundle Configurations Provide:
  • Safe Egress/Ingress
  • Ingress - non Ambulatory Controlled AccessSpace for Beds, Gurneys, etc.


Operation Bundles While Deployed:



Configuration Examples:
  • Integrate Units w/ 1' Cuff for Larger Staging Entrance
  • Donning/Doffing Area,Personal Access
  • Refuse Access
  • Cart/Supply Access


Escalation Plan:
Considerations for a scalable contingency response plan to increased surge demand and escalation.
  • Address increasing safe ACH as you increase the volume of space for escalating response plans
  • Calculate cubic volume of each contingency option, NAM performance and units required
  • Calculate Supply Air within the target area
  • Utilize external exhaust to maintain negative pressure
  • Review Damper control capabilities of the HVAC system servicing the area
  • Confirm and map all supply/return within in each expanded plan