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June 23, 2020

Setra's Room Pressure Monitors: SRPM and SRCM

Each space in a hospital requires a different level of monitoring. Some rooms necessitate observing a variety of parameters while others only need an indication of pressure. No matter the requirements, Setra offers a line of pressure monitors to fit any room.

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June 16, 2020

Setra's Room Pressure Monitors: FLEX and Lite

Each space in a hospital requires a different level of monitoring. Some rooms necessitate observing a variety of parameters while others only need an indication of pressure. No matter the requirements, Setra offers a line of pressure monitors to fit any room.

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June 11, 2020

How to Create and Monitor Negative Pressure Spaces

In the post COVID-19 world, new applications for negative pressure spaces have begun to emerge and negative pressure ventilation is mentioned throughout OSHA and CDC guidelines. No longer strictly meant for airborne infection isolation rooms in hospitals, negatively pressurizing a space can help businesses and other facilities safely resume operations. These new applications include dental, mortuary, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes. In long-term care facilities, creating an isolation wing using negative pressure can be an effective and efficient way to further reduce the spread of dangerous particles and increase the effectiveness of the isolation. A designated isolation area for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients helps limit the possibility of contamination and spread throughout a nursing home or long-term care facility. In spaces like dental offices, that commonly deal with aerosol generating procedures, it is crucial to negatively pressurize certain rooms to prevent the spread of airborne infection.

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May 28, 2020

Should You Monitor Particle Counts in Cleanrooms?

Cleanrooms are highly regulated environments that require the continuous monitoring of particle counts. In manufacturing cleanrooms, the safety and quality of products can be affected if too many particles enter the space. Setra’s CEMS provides a solution for environmental data, including particle counting, monitoring and recording needs required by various industries such as:

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May 19, 2020

Demand Based Ventilation with Particle Counters

Demand based ventilation is an important aspect of HVAC design and control. Traditionally, demand based ventilation is done with CO2 sensors that look for a rise in CO2 and respond by increasing the air change rate to bring in more fresh air. To monitor and perform demand based ventilation, there is a control loop between the CO2 sensor and the HVAC control system. This type of ventilation is especially necessary for larger rooms where people gather, such as:

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May 12, 2020

Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms for Dental Offices

As dental offices prepare to reopen, they must consider new precautions to safely perform some procedures, especially those generating sprays of particles into the air. The most effective precaution is to create a negative pressure isolation room, or an airborne infection isolation room, in which to perform said procedures.

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April 16, 2020

Today's View of USP <800>

When USP <800> became official in December 2019, it did not become enforceable like USP <797>. Rather, it is advisory and meant to serve as a guideline for handling hazardous drugs (HDs). With this guideline in place, here are some actions pharmacies should take today.

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April 09, 2020

What Room Pressure Monitor Does My Space Need?

Each space in a hospital requires a different level of monitoring. Some rooms necessitate observing a variety of parameters while others only need an indication of pressure. No matter the requirements, Setra offers a line of pressure monitors to fit any room.

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April 07, 2020

Introducing Setra CEMS!

Setra's Continuous Environmental Monitoring Solution (CEMS) is an adaptive system of hardware and web-based software providing access to environmental data in real-time. Setra's proprietary CEMS software accepts flexible data inputs and integrates analog and digital hardware, providing a 24/7 centralized monitoring solution with user-friendly data visualizations. With CEMS, users not only monitor environmental data but also visualize trends and issue alarms, demonstrating patterns in data to influence strategic actions.

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March 31, 2020

Answering Common Questions About Isolation Room Protection & COVID-19

Recently, Setra hosted a webinar around protecting isolation rooms during the coronavirus pandemic. The speaker was a member of our sales team who is Setra's Critical Environments specialist. Below are answers to the questions asked throughout the webinar.

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