06 May 2020
Hospitals Race the Clock to Prepare Negative Pressure Rooms for COVID-19 Victims
Given the increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in dire need of COVID-19 treatment rooms in their existing facilities. Most hospitals, small and large, have some form of negative pressure space. But a pandemic with a fast-spreading mystery virus has meant many facilities are having to come up—quickly—with more places to keep the COVID patients safely isolated.
ASHRAE, “a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment”, has developed proactive guidance to help address (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
We at Moses stand ready to respond to this need using these guidance’s and examples. We have an example in our projects section called “COVID-19 RESPONSE” where we modified regular patient rooms to be Temporary Airborne Infection Isolation (TAII) rooms. HVAC systems to be converted to a one-pass air and balanced to be negative with respect to the Anteroom and the rest of the hospital.