Clean air in hospitals and clinics helps protect patients and staff
The improvement of air quality in hospitals, clinics and other health-care settings is a vital constituent of modern airborne hygiene procedures. It is also of importance with regard to occupational health and safety requirements in medical institutions. Air cleaning provides a healthier and more pleasant environment for patients, staff and visitors. It also makes economic sense due to its relevance as a preventative infection control measure.
Infections are a concern
In the medical world, nosocomial infections are defined as those that originate in a hospital setting. They can either come from the working staff or the surrounding environment.
A disease is classified as a nosocomial infection if it infects someone who was previously admitted to the hospital for a different health-related reason. The patient will had previously not displayed any signs of infection or incubation, as well.
Depending on the patient, the effects of an infection originating in a hospital vary. For example, patients who undergo organ or bone marrow transplants are at a higher risk of infection because their immune systems are more vulnerable.
Patients who develop a nosocomial infection are at risk of extended hospital stays, and depending on their current state of health and severity of the disease, potentially death.Hospitals rely heavily on infection control to ensure both the health of the patients and staff are protected. Many viruses and contaminants are transferred though the respiratory system and it is for this reason that the Air Quality in hospitals needs to be protected. We are the clean air specialists. Find out how Hepavent solutions can help you protect your patients and staff in your hospital.
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