When it comes to the primary goals of dust containment, an AnteRoom is a great option to protect patients from airborne pathogens. From construction to more serious containment, AnteRooms can work for a number of hospital projects. While AnteRooms are certainly an investment, there are many circumstances in which AnteRooms are the best tool for patient safety and comfort.
Many healthcare construction projects are additions to previously existing facilities. Most of the time, patients are still treated in these facilities while the construction is ongoing, placing them at higher risk of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). AnteRooms are able to help safeguard these patients and contain any dust or pathogens that might otherwise spread. Because AnteRooms can isolate spaces and still allow workers access, both hospital functions and construction work can continue simultaneously.
Renovations often include demolition in existing rooms and structures, which can release many pathogens, fungus, and dust into the air. In addition, renovations are often in close proximity to spaces where patients are being treated or housed. Both of these factors increase the risk of patients contracting HAIs. AnteRooms are more convenient and provide a better safety solution than standard plastic sheeting.
Cleaning and Maintenance
While not always necessary, small-scale maintenance that is located in a single area may require dust containment strategies to meet safety protocols. In that case, an AnteRoom provides the necessary protection for patients while still allowing easy worker access to work areas. Similarly, not all cleaning will require extensive containment, but some chemicals and procedures might be dangerous to patients, and require the help of an AnteRoom to provide adequate patient safety.
Class IV Containment and Patient Isolation
The primary goal for dust containment is the safety of patients and the prevention of the spread of dangerous pathogens within healthcare facilities. A properly utilized AnteRoom provides a Class IV infection control area to protect high risk patients from HAIs that can come from construction or maintenance. When used with a negative air machine, the portable AnteRoom can be used for emergency patient isolation as well as a Class IV infection control area.
For help picking an AnteRoom that best meets the needs of your project, click the following link to our Guide for Hospital AnteRooms.