How Can Be Infection Control Barriers Be Reusable?
When health care facilities undergo renovations or reconstructions, they have to make sure it does not distract their patients; there are some reusable infection control barriers that need to be checked. The facility has to operate normally, without any issues. How? Scientists found the answer, Eureka!
There are guidelines and requirements issued by The Centers for Disease Control that require healthcare facilities and contractors make all necessary protective measures for patients during repairs. And hospitals have been struggled to follow these guidelines until Inova Health System’s Fair Oaks Hospital tested the new barrier that minimized noise level and even prevented infection from getting to other parts of the facility.
The hospital had a renovation project going on, so they assembled an infection control barrier wall constructed using the latest technologies. Patients and staff could not hear any noise during the renewal due to the noise suppression. Besides, the new barrier had a very nice, polished look.
The infection control barrier is a part of the system of panels and modules that are easily installed, dismantled or relocated to ensure greater flexibility. Installation is also clean, which eliminates dirt and reduce labor costs that typically appear during construction work.
According to Fair Oaks Hospital employees, the infection control barrier was built in less than an hour. They also say no interruption of work or debris was there during the setup. The barrier was specified for infection-control partitions that needed to be setup and then disassembled several times.
Scientists say this is a much better solution than natural barriers because patients and staff are protected from noise and hazardous materials during renovations. Since safety is the top priority in a healthcare facility, this is a big step for the whole industry.
The new infection control barrier meets all the latest requirements and guidelines. The panels are reusable and do not create any waste that could not be reused for other purposes. The barrier can function for many years and used on different projects.