The basics of isolation rooms

By: July 29th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

Our sister blog, “Mac’s Safety Space,” is primarily a resource for hospital safety professionals looking for guidance on compliance issues revolving around safety and security.

But quite often the information on that blog delves into infection control and worker safety issues, as blogger Steve MacArthur is prone to discuss a variety of environment of care issues.

Today’s post features a brief overview of some of the basics regarding isolation rooms, the difference between negative and positive air pressure, and how to determine the number of rooms you need in your facility. This information may be useful to infection preventionists that are focusing on prevention of airborne illnesses, or safety officers that are trying to protect their staff from transmitting and infection.

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