While many measures such as vaccines, boosters, more effective masking and rapid testing have been effectively implemented across the world against COVID-19, ventilation and filtration have remained insufficiently addressed. In a new report provided by the Lancet COVID-19 Commission Task Force experts have identified “four key actions that represent the most effective, fundamental steps toward promoting healthier indoor environments and reducing the risk of airborne infectious disease transmission indoor.1” The four strategies are: Continue reading “Lancet Commission’s Task Force: Safe School, Safe Work, and Safe Travel”
Partially or completely closed school facilities have been the reality of many school corporations and families across the country since we were struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has effectively targeted our preparedness; changing how we view building’s HVAC systems, indoor air quality (IAQ), and even how parents and teachers view which schools are the safest, best institutions for themselves and their families. Continue reading “During the Pandemic: A Study of School Air Management”
The purpose of a healthcare isolation room is to prevent patients with contagious illnesses from spreading to others or to keep immunocompromised patients safe from exposure to airborne pathogens. As such, there exist two types of isolation rooms, either positively or negatively pressurized.
Positive pressure isolation rooms are designed to keep pathogens and outside air from entering the room, i.e. air inside the room is forced outward and is typically used for immunocompromised patients. Like clean rooms, it is important to maintain proper positive pressure within the protective isolation room to keep the patients safe. Continue reading “Importance of Sensor Stability in Healthcare Isolation Rooms”