Discover the complex and ever changing history of room pressure monitoring, a testament to healthcare's commitment to safety. From ancient methods using smoke and feathers to today's sophisticated digital systems, explore how innovation has elevated infection control.
September 26, 2023
September 18, 2023
This case study will explain how a prominent hospital in Southern California successfully improved compliance adherence, patient safety, and hospital efficiency while also seeing significant cost savings by automating room pressure monitoring in critical areas.
July 18, 2023
In the fast-paced healthcare environment, optimizing efficiency and reducing costs are paramount objectives for hospitals. The Setra Lite Room Pressure Monitor offers a cutting-edge solution that streamlines monitoring processes, frees up valuable time, and ensures continuous compliance. We delve into the benefits of Setra Lite, highlighting its time-saving features, simplified setup, significant cost savings, and the ability to maintain continuous monitoring.
Enhancing Safety and Compliance
By incorporating Setra's room monitoring solutions, hospitals can proactively address compliance issues in non-critical spaces (such as linen storage, emergency departments, Bronchoscopy Spaces, etc.), ensuring patient safety, staff well-being, and regulatory adherence. Regular monitoring with Setra's reliable and user-friendly solutions minimizes the risk of non-compliance surprises and supports hospitals in achieving successful audits and inspections. This is why Setra's room monitors are trusted by the top 6 cardiology and heart surgery hospitals across the nation.
June 13, 2023
The OS (operating space) is one of the highest-risk, highest-consequence spaces in a health care facility. Ensuring a sterile and safe environment is crucial to prevent infections and protect both patients and staff. Without proper monitoring and control, the OS can become a breeding ground for airborne pathogens, leading to severe consequences. Setra’s innovative solutions address this problem and help healthcare facilities adhere to standards, such as the ASHRAE170 code, to avoid fines, fees, and potential shutdowns.
June 13, 2023
Protected environments are designed to ensure at-risk patients with diseases such as cancer or HIV are kept safe from airborne pathogens. This requires constant pressure monitoring of the space to ensure positive pressure is maintained, preventing infectious agents from entering the space. Monitoring temperature and relative humidity is critical in minimizing bacterial growth and ensuring patient and staff comfort and safety.
June 13, 2023
Isolation spaces represent some of the most critical spaces within a healthcare facility, given the potential harm they can pose to patients and staff if not monitored correctly. These spaces are commonly used to provide care for individuals with compromised immune systems, such as cancer or HIV patients, as well as to safeguard healthcare providers and the public against highly contagious diseases like Tuberculosis and COVID-19. The increased risk of infection from airborne pathogens underscores the importance of maintaining the highest standards of monitoring and equipment reliability. Setra's dependable solutions, trusted by top 5 nationally ranked hospitals across the US, provide the necessary assurance and support to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and healthcare personnel.
June 13, 2023
Ensure USP <797> and <800> Compliance
With Setra's trusted room monitors, compounding pharmacies can significantly enhance safety measures and meet the stringent requirements outlined by USP <800> and USP <797> standards. Compliance not only safeguards the well-being of pharmacy personnel but also prevents contamination of medications. Setra's reputation for reliability is exemplified by being trusted in 13 of the 20 top-rated hospitals in the US*. By leveraging Setra's proven monitoring solutions, compounding pharmacies can effectively mitigate risk, prioritize safety, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
For aerospace and defense companies manufacturing critical components, quality assurance is crucial. The slightest defect or particle contamination can compromise the safety and reliability of the final product. Therefore, having the right systems in place to assure quality is essential.
April 25, 2023
Safety is Top Priority. Compliance is Essential. Will you be ready by November 2023?
Revised standards for USP General Chapter <797> for compounded sterile preparation (CSP) have been finalized and have an estimated effective date of Nov 1, 2023. These revisions will also affect USP <800> where hazardous drug (HD) compounding is applicable. Both standards include environmental monitoring and management requirements that were not previously enforced and must be met to achieve accreditation through local and national governing bodies come November 2023. Understanding the conditions and monitoring requirements is critical in ensuring compliance.