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      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…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 5, 2019
      HVAC Ventilation

      Q: We have two small processing rooms in a hospital where they clean and reprocess vaginal probes, using the chemical RESERT. Should these rooms be held…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 24, 2019
      Operating Room HVAC Suites Ventilation

      Q: I have a small 28 bed hospital with one OR suite. Within the OR suite are sterile rooms, a soiled room, and of course the Operating Room, etc. We are…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 29, 2019
      Ventilation Sterile Storage

      Q: What are the ventilation, air exchange and air pressure standards for an area in a very old basement that is being used to sanitize equipment in a…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 20, 2019
      Article Ventilation

      Q: In the 1999 Edition of NFPA 99, it mentions for medical gas storage systems more than 3,000 cubic feet, if the door opens to an exit access corridor,…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 15, 2018
      Q&A Ventilation Endoscopy

      Q: What are the ventilation requirements for the scope room in endoscopy? This is the room where the clean instrumentation is kept.

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 20, 2017
      Accreditation Article Ventilation Bronchoscopy

      Q: Are Bronchoscopy procedures to be performed in negative pressure rooms under all circumstances, or can they be performed in OR suites? Does the…

      Bob Armbrister | May 20, 2016
      Article Ventilation

      Q: Is there a code or standard that states how frequent the test intervals must be for air-exchange rates and air-pressure relationships in operating…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 22, 2016
      Q&A CMS Ventilation

      Q: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standard §482.41(c)(4) states in their Interpretative Guidelines that hospitals must comply with the…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 9, 2015
      Q&A CMS Ventilation

      Q: What does CMS require as far as frequency of testing of air changes per hour (ACH) in hospitals? I see where we are supposed to test and know what ACH…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 11, 2015