April 15, 2020
Isolation Room Differential Pressure for COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns, properly monitoring isolation room airflow is more critical than ever. A reliable differential pressure monitoring system is the driving force behind ensuring patient and staff safety. Taking the necessary precautions to maintain a protective environment’s sanctity during the coronavirus outbreak is a priority.
What is an Isolation Room?
Airborne Infection Isolation (AII) rooms, more commonly known as isolation rooms, are private hospital rooms used to quarantine contagious patients while receiving medical care. These protective environments are used to promote contact, droplet, and airborne isolation.
When designing these spaces, monitoring airflow is critically important. Negative pressure airflow and anterooms are used to prevent the contaminated air from entering corridors or hallways. This ensures proper decontamination so the disease cannot spread between hospital patients and staff through HVAC systems.
Droplet secretion, such as a sneeze, further spreads COVID-19. Thus, isolation rooms with negative pressure need more care and attention as the number of infected patients rises.
Reassessing Your Pressure System
Can your facility handle a potential epidemic? Many hospitals are reassessing their ability to keep isolation rooms safe as threats of malady rises.
Facilities are geared to meet minimal CDC and Joint Commission isolation room guidelines. However, there is a huge opportunity for hospitals to update the technology that ensures proper isolation room pressurization. One of the most resourceful methods to verify pressure measurements is through real-time pressure monitoring and alert notifications.
SensoScientific Differential Pressure Monitoring for a Negative Pressure Isolation Room
The SensoScientific Differential Pressure Monitoring System meets CDC, USP, ISO/IEC, and Joint Commission compliance standards through its innovative design. The latest OTA Series Differential Pressure Sensors enter a low-power mode between readings, ensuring accuracy, reliability, and product longevity.
These devices piggyback off your existing Wi-Fi to upload readings to SensoScientific Cloud, accessible from any internet-ready device. Through the cloud, you can access unlimited data records, generate reports, view calibration certificates, and receive 24/7 alert notifications the moment isolation room pressure exceeds the recommended threshold.
Loggers can be installed according to IQ/OQ/PQ standards and are a low-maintenance solution to pressure monitoring and regulatory compliance.
✓ Positive and negative airflow
✓ Range: +/- 0.5 inH2O
✓ Accuracy: +/- 0.01 inH2O
✓ Uni- and bi-directional pressure measurement
✓ Real-time alert notifications
✓ IQ/OQ/PQ compliant
✓ ISO/IEC 17025
Differential Pressure monitoring systems help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and maintain sterile work environments by actively measuring pressurized airflow between a positive or negative buffer room and the ante-room. Our wide-range wireless differential pressure sensors monitor bi-directional and unidirectional pressure and use Wi-Fi to send information to the cloud. The Microsoft® Azure Cloud platform notifies you via email, SMS text, voicemail, fax, or pager when negative or positive pressure rooms are not maintaining proper readings. The SensoScientific differential pressure monitoring system will keep you regulatory compliant, help reduce infections, and maintain a sterile work environment.
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