Do the plans allow for the required number and type of handwashing sinks? Do the plans allow for the required number and type of handwashing sinks? %PDF-1.5 % This isnt some inescapable catch-22; it just means you need a different kind of wall. So, you know how your friend with the dog has a screened-in porch? They're dust containment carts that can be placed underneath a ceiling and sealed up for safe, contained work. 1006 0 obj <>stream %PDF-1.7 Identify the areas surrounding the project area, assessing potential impact. A bit more serious, take measures to keep dust from traveling through the air by sealing off places it could escape. (e.g., solids wall barriers) Will HEPA filtration be required? Its important we tell you this because many online articles assume you know every initialism or acronym. *TQ&*A;PuYHuH8"{ug8"5RZ958shn6wENEIJM1 x5)I+.eNip430Z PK !

Facility Management: ICRA Guidelines for Hospital Construction, In a non-healthcare associated office, if a wall needs to be torn down (or installed), employees can leave and come back when its safe. Don't worry; there are only four of them, so you won't have to try to remember what C or L is in Roman Numerals. If you don't need the negative air machine, you can get the otherwise identical DUSTBUGGY Classic. Plan to discuss the following containment issues with the project team. When done, don't remove any barriers until the inside is spotless. The construction work has to accommodate. hbspt.cta._relativeUrls=true;hbspt.cta.load(224884, '9b345c66-5043-41c1-811f-3f6368283f45', {"useNewLoader":"true","region":"na1"}); Read more articles about infection control. is like that screened-in porch. Its your job to straddle the line between keeping patients safe and making necessary upgrades to your building. hb```c`` It keeps stuff from going where it shouldnt. endobj If you dont need the negative pressure component or just want to purify the air all the time regardless of construction status, you can opt for one of our, HEPAFORCE GermBuster Room Air Purifiers. :tRhI3HQ*;=y n yo[vrfA63[>_-K\NH!?|h0Gtv?i>34H8' PK ! %%EOF Negative pressure machines and scrubbers are built in to make sure no dust has a chance of getting out. They're dust containment carts that can be placed underneath a ceiling and sealed up for safe, contained work. Vents are sealed, barriers are put up, and the room is made into a negative pressure area. This will tell you the Class of Precautions. 0 stream l3TiEp1MpkptH7#Pgadqv. endstream endobj 44 0 obj <> endobj 45 0 obj <> endobj 46 0 obj <>stream Consider potential risk of water damage. You can set up some STARC walls and keep all the nastiness contained. That's a lot to remember and apply. Consider potential risk of water damage. 1 0 obj Just seal it up against a doorway (a job that takes five minutes), then workers go in and out without bringing unwanted particles with them. (e.g., traffic flow, housekeeping, debris removal plans), mobile containment and filtration units are compliant for all ICRA precaution classes, from I through IV. }E* oQ;J\Qzo` Your first duty is to keep your patients safe. The classes are a bit too in-depth to go through here, but we'll give you a brief overview. Class II (Yellow): A bit more serious, take measures to keep dust from traveling through the air by sealing off places it could escape. (e.g., wall, ceiling, roof). (e.g., traffic flow, housekeeping, debris removal plans). When done, clean up, unseal, turn HVAC back on, and go through regular cleaning measures. Type B work is more invasive than Type A but is still relatively limited in terms of the scope of work. Type A: These are non-invasive activities. Type B work is more invasive than Type A but is still relatively limited in terms of the scope of work. These are non-invasive activities. 66 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<2A2FC26C8A2547AEF7B6345AC5934FA6>]/Index[43 39]/Info 42 0 R/Length 109/Prev 154533/Root 44 0 R/Size 82/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream Is there a risk due to compromising structural integrity? >>.T~X`aT*Mb\t. OD KOTeaOHh(}xJ"_>h1|2p The construction work has to accommodate their needs. The AnteRoom sucks all that away and filters the air before expelling it. hb```<= ea rq1^_!Tgw[X'k$ .}5R0in` h`h`R.

<> Both the HEPACART Classic and HEPACART Autolift mobile containment and filtration units are compliant for all ICRA precaution classes, from I through IV. 0 STARC Systems LiteBarriers and RealWalls are temporary walls you can put up to create an airtight seal and match to any sized space. Cutting into walls or ceilings where dust is easily controlled. Lets go through the most critical steps of the ICRA guidelines. If you dont need the negative pressure component or just want to purify the air all the time regardless of construction status, you can opt for one of our HEPAFORCE GermBuster Room Air Purifiers with or without UV-FORCE. short-duration work that will generate minimal dust. This is where youll have the major demolition and construction projects. Plus, the air will get scrubbed through a HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of contaminants at 0.3 microns. <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 20 0 R 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 29 0 R 30 0 R 31 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> If you want to create a negative pressure zone to keep harsh particles like asbestos and lead out of the air, then.

Type C activities include: Type D: Heres the serious stuff. Type A activities include: Removing ceiling tiles for inspection purposes (limit one tile per 50 feet), Any activity that doesnt generate dust, such as wallcovering, electrical trim work, or minor plumbing. word/_rels/document.xml.rels ( X]S1}L}c? b:StPmB67*3}!9s?qO A8F~P, e`a`P8 @1V pcMwae~/p1WyAI2@a2q 0 - 81 0 obj <>stream These tasks shouldnt cause much dust or debris to enter the air, but theyre listed here because theres potential. When workers are done with construction, theyll still be covered in dust from the job.

Class III (Purple): Now you're treating the room like a prison for dust. hbbd```b``6 SA$df @$)>"9@ X=[0{&+H(0;H2'C30=@ n^ This is where youll have the major demolition and construction projects. No one gets in or out without a thorough inspection. That's how much effort it will take to keep dust from getting out. Sometimes you need to have a wall to protect people from the construction of a wall. Step 8. AN_DI}%}Rb&1+V1";+fp. Heres the serious stuff. Vacuum everything, mop everything, and disinfect everything. Does the infection prevention and control staff agree with the plans relative to clean and soiled utility rooms? Sometimes its just easier to check something out for yourself. Like Class III, it'll need an inspection by the Safety Department and Infection Prevention & Control Department and a cleaning by the Environmental Services Department. endstream endobj startxref ; -ufI'EGfhlrPqA(Icat.{N% Type D activities include: Now you need to figure out which patient populations could be affected by the hospital construction work. Class I (Green): Minimally invasive work; just clean up when you're done. Step 9. (Verify against FGI Design and Construction Guidelines for types and area). U~ _rels/.rels ( J@4ED$Tw-j|zszz*X%(v6O{PI Step 12. Work hours: Can or will the work be done during non-patient care hours?

That's how much effort it will take to keep dust from getting out. They go from minor to significant in intensity and receive an associated letter. No one gets in or out without a thorough inspection. These tasks shouldnt cause much dust or debris to enter the air, but theyre listed here because theres potential. <>/Metadata 133 0 R/ViewerPreferences 134 0 R>> (Verify against FGI Design and Construction Guidelines for types and area). This is when things get really serious. Step 11. Cardiology, echocardiography, endoscopy, nuclear medicine, physical therapy, radiology/MRI, respiratory therapy, CCU, emergency room, labor & delivery, laboratories (specimen), medical units, newborn nursery, outpatient surgery, pediatrics, pharmacy, post-anesthesia care unit, surgical units, Any area caring for immunocompromised patients, burn unit, cardiac cath lab, central sterile supply, intensive care units, negative pressure isolation rooms, oncology, operating rooms including c-section rooms. @ g// Let's put it this way you should be able to manufacture microchips right outside the construction zone. Identify containment measures using prior assessment. The. hbspt.cta._relativeUrls=true;hbspt.cta.load(224884, 'c5e37ca8-3873-4ac2-9e04-3c7f4d3206aa', {"useNewLoader":"true","region":"na1"}); There are four types of construction that the ICRA covers for hospital construction. You can set up some STARC walls and keep all the nastiness contained. 2 0 obj Minimally invasive work; just clean up when you're done. And how about cleaning the air itself? This can include demolition projects and the removal of fixed building components and assemblies. Type A activities include: Type B: This is short-duration work that will generate minimal dust. In a hospital, if the building needs renovation or other invasive work, patients cant go home for a few days or relocate to another part of the building. The difference between the two is that RealWalls are sturdier and have improved noise reduction (they also cost more than LiteBarriers, but you probably figured that). Do not remove barriers from the work area until the completed project is inspected by the owner's Safety Department and Infection Prevention & Control Department and thoroughly cleaned by the owner's Environmental Services Department. Here are steps 4 through 14 verbatim. (e.g., solids wall barriers) Will HEPA filtration be required? Let's put it this way you should be able to manufacture microchips right outside the construction zone. Vents are sealed, barriers are put up, and the room is made into a negative pressure area. Does the infection prevention and control staff agree with the minimum number of sinks for this project? Do plans allow for an adequate number of isolation/negative airflow rooms? Each Class of Precautions comes with a color code and a Roman Numeral. It keeps stuff from going where it shouldnt. ho8}l1dz?X.s?~iCXIm,a8%&"jb("V$V!V<5"dZ"Z;"I&_Q*x=N*~41HIam6Pfm31:5w91:YD)_08#v :im>E&ceo>_^U7= =YepMz2A =h}EXgF wp=>=N'i|6q]z~Mre'ur qUe;[u`WY/7w/.f]5 t2>tgDMiojLQw zDhD3F.pA$eXu Step 5: Identify specific sites of activity (e.g., patient rooms, medication rooms, etc.). Is there a risk due to compromising structural integrity? x\[o~7o%W{FORqpEeJQI}gv%Ijy{7: {Q.#4 Ez|_H~|h&{8>p#($"wOp[C3x$o~H/r8>6Ul J. Identify specific sites of activity (e.g., patient rooms, medication rooms, etc.). Sometimes you need to have a wall to protect people from the construction of a wall. endobj When done, clean up, unseal, turn HVAC back on, and go through regular cleaning measures. Our first duty is to provide what you need to make that happen. Type B activities include: Type C: Now were getting to higher levels of dust. Type D activities include: Any work that requires many consecutive shifts. Step 6. Class IV (Red): This is when things get really serious. Now were getting to higher levels of dust. Do not remove barriers from the work area until the completed project is inspected by the owner's Safety Department and Infection Prevention & Control Department and thoroughly cleaned by the owner's Environmental Services Department. %%EOF 3 0 obj Like Class III, it'll need an inspection by the Safety Department and Infection Prevention & Control Department and a cleaning by the Environmental Services Department. are temporary walls you can put up to create an airtight seal and match to any sized space. Step 4: Identify the areas surrounding the project area, assessing potential impact. Negative pressure machines and scrubbers are built in to make sure no dust has a chance of getting out. endobj STARC Systems LiteBarriers and RealWalls, HEPAFORCE AIR Negative Air Machines and Scrubbers, Download the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Matrix here, HEPAFORCEAIR Negative Air Machines & Scrubbers, Healthcare Facility Construction & Renovation. In a hospital, if the building needs renovation or other invasive work, patients cant go home for a few days or relocate to another part of the building. Again, youre going to be looking over the ICRA guidelines in detail for many years. 3git)Tn: The screened-in porch allows them space to come and go without their four-legged canine sprinting toward the nearest neighbor uninhibited. / ? and examine the guidelines to see whats expected of hospitals undergoing construction. The only difference between the Classic and Auto Lift is that the Auto Lift raises and lowers with electric power. <> Negative pressure, plastic seals over every crack, HEPA filtration units, the whole shebang. Do plans allow for an adequate number of isolation/negative airflow rooms? Sometimes its just easier to check something out for yourself. This can include demolition projects and the removal of fixed building components and assemblies. endstream endobj startxref This is why, if youre a facility manager, you need to be familiar with the ICRA guidelines. ;"%GjB+0pA)PTO.$CeUD "Fpdyy")&1-"E6'SfM$ah !I}bAX@HpZZ`g,Xad?WB]a.4 `KDC,X^D]S=9s6G\H@ b:as.bbGn*(L This is broken into four groups. "]RADG!5D:|Grx&Sy>z$|NENn"Kg)bL3+5u4!O4#)Sr=|Tfsry~sFnHQJ>g34mlW]aO^"%e&*SD'qwN6 )FhW'kFex"!TA: Now you're treating the room like a prison for dust. But, it's what's necessary to keep patients safe. ICRA stands for Infection Control Risk Assessment. Does the infection prevention and control staff agree with the minimum number of sinks for this project? And how about cleaning the air itself? Identify issues related to ventilation, plumbing, electrical in terms of the occurrence of probable outages.

4 0 obj Now it's connecting the dots and matching the Patient Risk Group with the Construction Project Type. 966 0 obj <> endobj The only difference between the Classic and Auto Lift is that the Auto Lift raises and lowers with electric power. Hospital construction must somehow keep all the dust, fumes, contaminants, and unpleasant particles from reaching the sick and infirmed who may be mere feet away. The screened-in porch allows them space to come and go without their four-legged canine sprinting toward the nearest neighbor uninhibited. ICRA guidelines are presented in a matrix that analyzes every possible source of dust or construction contaminant that can make its way through your hospital and how to keep that from happening. v^Zfp;N((p=H:v{1T(Xp4Bghj,|+'eEh>#EJnbs MP_fQA=XQ`Pic|QMs;+@56 K[Cj4bxXS4 m+c1ENGk-S-+*&_2Q / |"TA yT.X!ZX>M'r\FT&HZE/_Mx/zq:Su1bzaSb>r>@Hf\4C*q IVb.OX'h? Identify issues related to ventilation, plumbing, electrical in terms of the occurrence of probable outages. Your first duty is to keep your patients safe. Step 7. The difference between the two is that RealWalls are sturdier and have improved noise reduction (they also cost more than LiteBarriers, but you probably figured that). If you want to create a negative pressure zone to keep harsh particles like asbestos and lead out of the air, then HEPAFORCE AIR Negative Air Machines and Scrubbers are what you want. are what you want. %PDF-1.5 % In a non-healthcare associated office, if a wall needs to be torn down (or installed), employees can leave and come back when its safe. Plus, the air will get scrubbed through a HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of contaminants at 0.3 microns. 43 0 obj <> endobj Identify containment measures using prior assessment. Does the infection prevention and control staff agree with the plans relative to clean and soiled utility rooms? 9k /N|.1IItHzRl' _"'"r,~^ _6rhT"s)h$:J[0_DN Nl"Rh;44l ?-:OlC!rQs[.Ix(Brn!dyH5sH>Q3o8o>+c7W'JrXauG_XuB-'` zTP\LoP7]P9Eva`5r%0FBu>eiAnf/}EJp[l V\UY9L}HPx-x|]zcfV|t@d='*z6lQkI/MQ. If you don't need the negative air machine, you can get the otherwise identical, So, you know how your friend with the dog has a screened-in porch? Step 10. When done, don't remove any barriers until the inside is spotless. 987 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<6C50DE391348D742875ACD1F4927B116><03FDCAF233DF634B9752E4F82D722CE3>]/Index[966 41]/Info 965 0 R/Length 110/Prev 155657/Root 967 0 R/Size 1007/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream The other steps are fairly short, so well breeze through them here. Our first duty is to provide what you need to make that happen. .f B [Content_Types].xml ( Vo0Gw!#L5ksNB-%Rr}|>j|P"2I?$0 WAHmBV#A@Y"Z %wBK{.A0b`g(zK',Y/JLy'bN6n/2u The HEPACART AnteRoom Classic is like that screened-in porch. Step 13. What types of barriers? Negative pressure, plastic seals over every crack, HEPA filtration units, the whole shebang. Download the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Matrix here and examine the guidelines to see whats expected of hospitals undergoing construction. % PK ! b`08F-Fq&1]`(rIKAh_G00y/@LQ > Step 14. Work hours: Can or will the work be done during non-patient care hours? This isnt some inescapable catch-22; it just means you need a different kind of wall. (e.g., wall, ceiling, roof). Plan to discuss the following containment issues with the project team. s)'o(Aq#~,}MFx*4eo/xaZSv4>mY* ->9o%@hhB7p1NK6=\ o_wC]fF? Type C activities include: Sanding walls in prep for paint or wallcovering, Removing floor coverings, tiles, and/or casework, Work that needs several shifts to complete. Now, let's talk about the tools you'll need to control construction dust. Cm40il:11\WO_p_lpl!Y?V?(:nY;Ba*Mb"?Rc[IWOnqL\/dmzbo^ uZ*JHc1_/E_':a!J&v ~"X5o\C;&s87r)( TYcWwG*uS9 {K;W `S___x CCR Vacuum everything, mop everything, and disinfect everything. hbbd```b``f qdL `\{0[,{ ,rL>/T`v j [v%Ii`vd,H5? V What types of barriers?

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