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Walk-through survey report: control technology for negative pressure rooms at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hayden CS II
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 212-13a, 1994 Jul; :1-4
A study was made to document and evaluate effective technologies for the control of potential health hazards at Community North Hospital (SIC-8062), Indianapolis, Indiana. The study evaluated effective ways of maintaining negative pressure in isolation rooms used for infectious tuberculosis patients. Six isolation rooms were examined. Two rooms each had a two position switch which controlled the exhaust flow rate by positioning dampers in the exhaust duct. The switch cover plate labels for one room were incorrect, indicating a positive pressure condition when there was actually a negative pressure condition. All rooms exhausted directly to the outdoors. Each room provided at least 6 air changes per hour, and five of the six rooms had a minimum negative pressure of 0.001 inch of water.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Control-technology; Health-care-personnel; Ventilation-systems; Bacterial-infections; Infection-control
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