Maintaining correct room pressure and airflow is essential in hospitals. Improper room pressurization risks a hospital's accreditation from the Joint Commission as well as jeopardizes the health of patients and staff.
March 17, 2020
The outbreak of an infectious disease can be overwhelming if a hospital is not prepared. Hospitals employ a variety of strategies to prevent the spread of such illnesses. One of the most prevalent approaches is to treat these patients in isolation rooms. For those working in and around isolation rooms, their safety depends on proper control of the differential pressure of the room. As the coronavirus becomes ever more a pressing concern, it is critical for hospitals and staff to take the right precautions for keeping isolation rooms safe.
January 23, 2020
Setra Systems will be exhibiting at the AHR Expo in Orlando from February 3 through the 5. In addition to our extensive HVAC and Critical Environments lines, this year Setra will be unveiling several new and exciting products. Come by and see Setra at booth 973!
As is common with most technology today, a room pressure monitor (RPM) can quickly be obsoleted by technological advances. With such rapid improvements in technology, it is crucial to select and RPM for your critical environment that won't be obsoleted by new technology in a year. Setra Flex Environmental Room Monitor is a high-end monitoring and control solution that helps hospitals meet the ever-changing standards of a variety of applications:
December 05, 2019
Critical environments are spaces where highly controlled processes take place. These room conditions prioritize safety of personnel and the protection of assets. Poor environmental control in these high-consequence applications can put people, processes, or products at risk. Examples of critical environments include:
November 21, 2019
We recently interviewed one of our sales managers about Setra FLEX. He answered some of the most common questions related to FLEX and its capabilities as a hub.
November 14, 2019
Undergoing renovation and expansion leads to a hospital reconsidering its critical environment monitoring for the present and the future. The medical facility in question was looking for room pressure monitors that would meet existing and any new codes and guidelines released in upcoming years. They didn't want to install room pressure monitors to be only minimally code compliant; rather, they were looking to meet requirements and monitor many ASHRAE Standard 170 spaces that don't strictly require monitors. Monitoring is crucial for proper cleanliness conditions, and the Joint Commission and CMS inspectors tend to scrutinize all ASHRAE 170 pressurized spaces.
November 07, 2019
We recently interviewed one of our sales managers about the Setra Lite. He answered some of the most common questions around this innovate product.
October 29, 2019
Hospitals and other critical environments contain several spaces that require pressurization. Highly critical spaces require full environmental room monitoring. However, a number of other spaces still require pressurization but do not require a room monitor. According to ASHRAE Standard-170, spaces like this include:
October 17, 2019
For a hospital to be compliant with ventilation guidelines (such as ASHRAE Standard-170), proper pressurization must be maintained in several spaces. Some of these spaces, like a linen closet, call for pressurization but do not require monitoring beyond a simple tissue test inspection.