Meeting CDC and AIA Guidelines for Healthcare Infection Control
Create Safer Patient Environments
Abatement Technologies® HEPA-CARE® Air Purification Systems and related products are designed to help healthcare facilities create safer patient environments and meet stringent CDC, AIA and Canadian CSA/CCDR Guidelines for healthcare infection control in venues where healthcare is provided such as:
- Acute Care Facilities
- Outpatient Surgical Centers
- Urgent Care Centers
- Outpatient Dialysis Centers
- Physician’s Offices
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
Determining Protective Measures Required by an ICRA
In 2003 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HICPAC (Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee) published updated Guidelines for Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities. HICPAC is a 12-member group that advises CDC on ways to help prevent opportunistic, environmentally related infections in immunocompromised patients. The complete Web-text version of this document is available from the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5210a1.htm.
The guidelines incorporate standards from other organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), as well as relevant regulations from federal agencies such as FDA, OSHA and EPA.
The tables in the link below illustrate some of the ways that healthcare facilities utilize Abatement Technologies products to meet certain engineering provisions for various infection control applications including:
- Airborne Infectious Isolation (AIIR) Rooms
- Protective Environments (PE)
- Operating Rooms & Laser Surgery
- Air Handling Systems
Abatement Technologies Solutions for Airborne Infectious Isolation Rooms
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Canadian Standards for Health Care Construction ( Canada Healthcare Facilities)
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has also developed and implemented similar standards for Canadian health care facilities. The Canadian Standards association (CSA) has issued CSA Z317.13-03 Infection Control During Construction or Renovation of Health Care Facilities, which outlines similar requirements for Canadian healthcare settings.
They also led to the 2007 development and implementation of CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard
CAN/CSA-Z317.13-07 for Canadian facilities.