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VentilationHVAC

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

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 5, 2019
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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 to the same standard …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 24, 2019
SuitesVentilationHVACOperating Room

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 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 29, 2019
VentilationSterile 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 hospital facility? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 20, 2019
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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, louvered …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 15, 2018
Q&AVentilationEndoscopy

Q: What are the ventilation requirements for the scope room in endoscopy? This is the room where the clean instrumentation is kept. A: It all depends if you’re talking about …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 20, 2017
VentilationArticleBronchoscopyAccreditation

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

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 20, 2016
VentilationArticle

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 rooms, soiled utility rooms, and central …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 22, 2016
Q&AVentilationCMS

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

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2015
Q&AVentilationCMS

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 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 11, 2015
Q&AVentilationCeilings (Life Safety Code)

Q: We have decorative wood panels in our cafeteria ceiling which do not provide a seal to limit the passage of smoke. In fact, there are wide gaps between the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 10, 2014
VentilationArticleHVAC

I was asked recently if the ventilation requirements for Endoscopy procedure rooms have changed recently, and the answer is yes. But the changes only apply to new construction, meaning you …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 10, 2013
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Q: Is there a Life Safety Code regulation stating the need for 100% outside air for the lab HVAC system or where could I find the requirements that regulate this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 1, 2011

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