Natural Ventilation For Infection Control In Health Care Settings
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|Author||: Y. Chartier,C. L Pessoa-Silva|
|Editor||: World Health Organization|
This guideline defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.
|Author||: Stefano Capolongo,Gaetano Settimo,Marco Gola|
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management. Among the topics covered: Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.
|Author||: Dak Kopec|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
With fifteen essays by scholars and professionals, from fields such as policy and law, Health and Well-being for Interior Architecture asks readers to consider climate, geography, and culture alongside human biology, psychology, and sociology. Since designers play such a pivotal role in human interaction with interior and architectural design, this book sheds light on the importance of a designer's attention to health and well-being while also acknowledging the ever changing built environment. Through various viewpoints, and over 30 images, this book guides designers through ways to create and develop interior designs in order to improve occupants' health and well-being.
|Author||: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division|
The contents of Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals are arranged in six main sections. The first section deals with the major issues related to indoor air quality in hospitals, reviewed from North American, Scandinavian, Italian and Russian perspectives. The second section discusses the ventilation requirements in hospitals, with particular focus on the design and maintenance of the ventilation systems and the provision of clean air to critical areas, such as infectious disease wards, surgical theatres, etc. The third section deals with chemical and biological air pollution in hospitals and collects papers from surveys carried out in various countries. Section 4 treats airborne allergens in hospitals. Health care personnel are having to deal with new problems as a result of exposure to allergens, and these are illustrated by studies performed in North America and England. Section 5 describes the technical aspects of ventilation in hospitals and strategies for air quality management, collecting technical and organizational proposals for solving some of the problems associated with ventilation in hospitals. The main conclusions and recommendations of the workshop are presented in section 6, together with some future actions that are envisaged.
|Author||: World Health Organization|
|Editor||: World Health Organization|
The WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in health care and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and HCWs. The present Guidelines are intended to be implemented in any situation in which health care is delivered either to a patient or to a specific group in a population. Therefore, this concept applies to all settings where health care is permanently or occasionally performed, such as home care by birth attendants. Definitions of health-care settings are proposed in Appendix 1. These Guidelines and the associated WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy and an Implementation Toolkit (http://www.who.int/gpsc/en/) are designed to offer health-care facilities in Member States a conceptual framework and practical tools for the application of recommendations in practice at the bedside. While ensuring consistency with the Guidelines recommendations, individual adaptation according to local regulations, settings, needs, and resources is desirable. This extensive review includes in one document sufficient technical information to support training materials and help plan implementation strategies. The document comprises six parts.
|Author||: Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (Great Britain)|
|Author||: Sandra Fucci Smith,Sandra F. Smith,Donna Duell,Barbara C. Martin|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
"Clinical Nursing Skills 7e "remains a best-selling, comprehensive source of the essential information needed for success at all levels of nursing. With more than 1200 full-colorimages illustrating over 750 new and updated skills, this book is an invaluable tool that no nursing student or practicing nurse should be without. Exciting new features included in the 7th edition are: evidenced based nursing care; cultural/religious considerations; case studies; expanded management guidelines; and a focus on community based nursing.
|Author||: Thomas H. Murray,Maxwell J. Mehlman|
This set is comprehensive and technically literate and more informative on regulation and policy issues. Thomas Murray is a world-renowned leader in this field.