Setra Blog

September 26, 2023

Chronicles of Room Pressure Monitoring's Evolution

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. 

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September 18, 2023

From Manual Checks to Money-Saving: How Setra LITE Reshaped Room Pressure Management in Southern California

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.  

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July 18, 2023

Maximizing Cost Savings and Increasing Labor Productivity with Setra Lite Room Pressure Monitor

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.

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June 13, 2023

Operating Space: Enhancing Sterility and Minimizing Risk

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.

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June 13, 2023

Protected Environments: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

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.

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June 03, 2021

What’s the difference between NIST and ISO?

It is commonly assumed that organizations need to choose between NIST and ISO. Neither is better than the other and can both be used simultaneously.

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May 18, 2021

Does Your Hospital Space Need a Room Pressure Monitor?

Maintaining and monitoring room pressurization in hospitals is essential for meeting regulatory standards and ensuring the safety of a space. Incorrect room pressurization jeopardizes the health of both patients and staff.

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November 07, 2019

Answering Your Questions About Setra Lite

We recently interviewed one of our sales managers about the Setra Lite. He answered some of the most common questions around this innovate product.

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October 29, 2019

Does Your Room Pressure Indicator Still Require a Ping-Pong Ball? Maybe It's Time to Upgrade

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:

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October 10, 2019

Sensor Placement for Properly Monitoring an Operating Room

Operating rooms (ORs) are among the most thoroughly regulated spaces in a hospital. As a room where patients are particularly at risk of contracting an airborne infection, patient safety is a priority. A successful surgery relies on both the skill of medical professionals and the integrity of the space. Controlling this critical environment with the proper equipment keeps patients protected from contagions.

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