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Hospital and healthcare facility cleanroom design

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In order to ensure patient safety, medical staff members carefully work to maintain a level of cleanliness in hospitals.

In order to reduce dangerous airborne particles and maintain an antibacterial environment, many hospitals are utilising clean technologies.

You could be wondering at this moment what functions cleanrooms serve in hospitals?

Initially, hospitals' operating rooms and pharmacy departments were the only places where cleanrooms and controlled environments were constructed. Healthcare facilities are using more cleanroom technology to manage contamination and halt the transmission of disease as a result of a rise in hospital-acquired infections and the evolving nature of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

The operating room is one location where there is a higher risk of infection. It is well recognized that surgical procedures increase patient exposure to infections, which can be spread through contact with surgical staff, equipment, and airborne contamination. In these settings, cleanrooms are used to give the surgical team and patient the perfect setting for an operation and recovery.

Hospitals are beginning to implement cleanroom applications outside of the operating room for spaces including sterile zones, burn units, isolation sections, infusion units, and even corridors exposed to biohazardous items. Some emergency wards are even adding cleanrooms and controlled conditions to the triage sections and patient exam rooms.

Here are some things to keep in mind as hospital cleanrooms become increasingly common when you plan your next cleanroom application. Service requirements, site selection, design, building techniques, and safety are generally considered to be the best practices when thinking about a cleanroom. The ISO 14644-1 classification standard, which establishes the particle concentration levels inside a cleanroom, is followed by cleanrooms. The class specifies a base level of cleanliness, not a particular style. Hospital pharmacists must adhere to and abide by USP Standards 797 and 800 (USP 797/USP 800).

Filtration, HVAC, airflow configurations, and interior environmental quality are additional factors you may take into account when you start to design out your cleanroom and define a certain class linked with it. Since they make it easier to do superior environmental cleaning, seamless, solid surfaces are frequently used in cleanrooms. When staff members clean the rooms where patients with an emerging infectious disease have been admitted or treated, this can be used in a hospital setting.

So where do you even begin?

The planning for a hospital cleanroom could appear difficult. Every step of the way, EIC Team is ready to support you as a partner. Our team is prepared to develop the optimum hospital environment to support your process, your technology, and most crucially, your patients, from concept to commissioning, ISO certification, and owner training. Your next mission-critical project can be designed, built, and delivered by our team of professionals since they have the necessary industry knowledge, design skills, and training.

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