Negative Pressure Environment
The CDC recommends an Airborne Infection Isolation (AII) for the patients with infectious diseases such as smallpox (variola major), mucobacterium tuberculosis (TB), SARS, airborne viral diseases (VZV), measles (Rubeola) and mucorales. Current CDC guidelines recommend negative pressure rooms with an anteroom for AII rooms. The negative pressure room should have 0.02” W.C. lower pressure than the attached corridors.
Positive Pressure Environment
To create a clean room environment for hyper-sensitive patients, the room can be positively pressurized with clean, sterile air to prevent bio-contaminants to migrate into the room. This protective environment is recommended for HIV patients, bone marrow transplant, ICU rooms, diabetes patients, cancer patients, stem cell transplants and other high risk patients. The positive pressure room should have at least 0.01” W.C. higher pressure than the attached corridors.
Room Cleanup Turnaround Time
We are concerned with providing the highest levels of protection for hospital workers and patients. After hospital cleaning staff carry out infectious disease control cleanup procedures (the removal of all physical items) in the infected areas, the room can then be put back in service faster if the air is purified and sterilized using an OmniAire PAC Portable Air Cleaner. This results in minimal room shut down and disruption which is a major concern for all hospital administrations.