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￼￼Pressure monitor fixed beside the outer door with audio visual alarm when there is loss of negativity for selected time, better to be connected to the building management system (BMS)
Minimum pressure difference between the patient room and outer corridor is - 2.5 Pascale
There is sign for (isolation room) and frame for recommendations of airborne isolation and patient’s information
Hand washing sink in ante-room (approved specifications) with supplies for hand hygiene
Personal protective equipment drawer or trolley available
Anteroom door (if present ) has
auto closure device
Patient’s room door has auto
Patient room walls and ceilings are smooth one piece without cracks or decorative parts , all openings for services or connections are carefully sealed and painted with antimicrobial paint can withstand repeated cleaning disinfection
All angles between walls and ceiling are rounded (no acute angels)
Floor covered by smooth anti- microbial vinyl without connection cracks or any other cracks, elevated ends to the wall and smooth line with wall and this line painted with epoxy paint , angels with wall must be circular
Window could not be opened and completely sealed
Curtains (window/bedside) must be washable.
Wooden surfaces if present must be covered or painted to be non- permeable, easy to be cleaned and disinfected repeatedly
All doors open to the inside
Air diffusing vent over the tail of
Air exhaust vent over the head of the bed or in the wall beside the head about (60- 100) cm from the floor
All exhausted air from patient room and bathroom must be100 % exhausted (no recirculation) after being filtered through HEPA filter.
Exhaust air tubes must be away at least 3 meters from the intake lines of other departments.
100% fresh air supplied.
Air conditioned air supplied through chiller concealed units(not allowing air circulation) specified for the patient room or using supply line from central AC with automatic closure dampers (in case of any system failure ).
Minimum air change per hour is 12 ACH
Air supply and air suction systems connected to emergency source of electricity in case of emergency
Monitor readings recorded every day in a document (nursing staff) .
Documented Biomedical engineering check for the pressure and air change per hour every month
Documented change of HEPA filter according to manufacturer recommendations.
Documented yearly calibration for pressure monitor
Acknowledgment of receipt of the report