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Please note that the shared best practices are not endorsed recommendations by NEHES nor monitored and filtered for accuracy. They are simply a place for members to share information.
Recent Shared Best PracticesLena Gordon – Associate, E4H Environments for Health Architecture (May 21, 2020)
PACU to COVID unit Conversion.
A Mid-Term COVID-19 strategy for Northwell Health
Lenny DelVecchio – Director of Sales, ARS Restoration Specialists / RESCON (May 21, 2020)
For Disinfecting & Sanitizing - Use a reputable company who is insured - Make sure they use an EPA approved disinfectant for killing C-19 - Electrostatic application vs. Fogging - Follow CDC guidelines - Wear proper PPE, - De-contaminate all equipment and PPE or dispose of PPE not meant foe reuse so as not to cross contaminate other sites - Document the process with pictures / video.
Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution
Lena Gordon – Associate, E4H Environments for Health Architecture (April 28, 2020)
A gathering of E4H COVID-19 resources is here: e4harchitecture.com/covid-19-resource-page/
Baby Monitors – Joseph Glaski, Director Healthcare Compliance and Life Safety Acreditation, Brand Services (April 23, 2020)
Purchased baby monitors for COVID-19 patient rooms, clinical staff are now able to visually monitor the patients. This allows the clinical staff to reduce the frequency of entering the patient room and reduce the spread of the virus.
Temporary Negative Pressure Rooms – Alison Brisson, Director of Facility Operations, Concord Hospital (April 9, 2020)
In an effort to increase negative pressure isolation room capacity, CH Facility Operations worked collaboratively with clinical teams, administration, the Incident Command center and our vendors to create 38 temporary negative pressure rooms. CH was able to remove window panels with the prompt response from Granite State Glass to insert replacement panels built by our in house carpenters. It was important to maintain our professional image, so effort was put into painting the panels and ensuring they practically looked like they were always there. From there, negative air machines with HEPA filtration were placed into the patient rooms with flex duct to exhaust air outside. By blocking off the returns in the rooms and maintaining supply we were able to make the rooms negative to the adjacent space. CH further created ante rooms to each of the newly created temporary isolation rooms. The ante rooms provide an additional level of protection for the rest of the unit and a space for donning and doffing PPE.
TAAT MODTM - Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment MODs - Modular on Demand – Suzanne Abbott, AVP, HGA (April 9, 2020)
Retrofit ISO Room Fan Filter Units and Pressure Monitoring – Colin Dee, Regional Technical Sales Engineer, Buckley Associates (April 9, 2020)
Great idea here to share information! We have been contacted about multiple projects where they are using Price Fan Filter Units with HEPA filtration as well as ANTEC Pressure Monitors. See links below for a summary of some specific projects around the country where the FFUs are being used. Also see link below for document showing different FFU configurations in the temporary isolation rooms. We are supplying the ANTEC PM (Room Pressure Monitor) on many of these rooms on a 2 day lead time. Fast leadtime/quick and simple install/verifies negative pressure in the isolation rooms.
Negative Pressure ED Surge Area – Peter Girard, Facility Manager, Addison Gilbert Hospital- Facilities (April 2, 2020)
We have made accommodations to add 4 additional bays with a portable sink and negative air machine.