When hospitals erect temporary dust walls for renovation, their number one consideration is installing the most effective dust barrier to protect the health and wellness of patients, visitors, and staff.
What Construction Managers Need to Know Construction Managers and contractors who work in the healthcare industry recognize that dust poses serious health risks at hospitals and healthcare facilities during remodeling and renovation.
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) have been a major problem in patient safety for decades, affecting 5 to 10 percent of patients who enter healthcare facilities each year.
During renovations or remodeling, construction barriers in hospitals play a vital role in infection control. As a preventive measure, the barriers are part of infection control practices that are crucial to reducing the transmission of hospital acquired infections (HAI).
An anteroom is an essential tool for hospital renovation, maintenance and infection control. It is simply a smaller room one would enter before entering a much larger room.
Debris and drywall dust clean up is vital on any job site. During construction and renovation projects, particularly in hospital settings, the accumulation of dust and debris can cause major health and environmental hazards.
Building contractors who specialize or are involved with hospital, nursing home, or any type of medical facility renovations, additions, repairs, or remodeling should be well aware that patient satisfaction with healthcare service is a top priority for hospitals.