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      Q: I know that our CMS deemed-status level of accreditation means that we must monitor the airflow in our ORs, sterile core and sterile processing rooms.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 14, 2021
      Clean Supply Room HVAC

      Q: Are there any HVAC requirements for clean supply/storage rooms in business occupancies? I am working with contractors constructing a health care clinic…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 5, 2021
      HVAC Fire & Smoke Dampers

      Q: We are installing a new HVAC system in the basement of the hospital. Now a building inspector is telling us we need to install fire-dampers in the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 2, 2020
      HVAC

      Q: So, I have an odd question for you regarding lighting within an air handling unit that is not sprinkled within a building that is sprinkled. Recently…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2020
      HVAC Equipment (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Are healthcare facilities required to have the heating and cooling systems on the emergency back-up generators by code?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 17, 2020
      Operating Room Humidity HVAC

      Q: Recently we had a consulting group come through our hospital. In our surgical suite, we have a central corridor into which the operating rooms open. In…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 25, 2020
      HVAC Air Handlers

      Q: We are presently undergoing our 3-year licensure inspection by the Dept. of Health. One of the inspectors asked to see our air change records for the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 17, 2020
      Operating Room Facilities Management HVAC

      Q: We have operating rooms with two doors, one that is adjoining to the sterile corridor and one to the common corridor in the Surgery department. We…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 31, 2020
      HVAC Testing (Facilities Management)

      Q: Do you know if the ambulatory health care facilities are required to do an annual Test and Balance of the HVAC system?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 20, 2019
      HVAC Ventilation

      Q: This question concerns isolation room negative pressure parameters. Our ICU isolation rooms have two sensors for air pressure; one located inside the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 5, 2019