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Walk-through survey report: control technology for negative pressure rooms at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, report no. CT-212-14a.

Authors
Hayden-CS II
Source
NIOSH 1994 Jul; :1-5
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00221234
Abstract
A study was made to document and evaluate effective technologies for the control of potential health hazards at the Wishard Memorial Hospital (SIC-8062), Indianapolis, Indiana. An evaluation was made of ways to maintain negative pressure in acid fast bacilli (AFB) isolation rooms, to quantify the parameters associated with negative pressure isolation rooms, and to evaluate the effectiveness of those parameters. Three nursery isolation rooms, and ten general isolation rooms were surveyed. Ventilation parameters were also collected from a pentamidine (100334) treatment area. Air was exhausted at a constant volume from the general isolation rooms through 16 inch by 16 inch grills located on the walls, near floor level and additional grills located in the ceiling of the bathrooms. The pentamidine treatment area consisted of a three sided booth within a large room. The booth was furnished with a cushioned chair for the patient. Exhaust was provided for the booth from a hood which enclosed the entire top of the booth. The nursery isolation rooms were provided with 100% outside air, conditioned and filtered.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-212-14a; Region-5; Control-technology; Health-care-personnel; Bacterial-infections; Ventilation-systems; Infection-control; Pharmaceuticals
CAS No.
100-33-4;
Publication Date
19940715
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-218344
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
CT-212-14a
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
8062
Source Name
Engineering Control Technology Branch, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-212-14a, 5 pages, 10 references
State
IN; OH
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