In healthcare facilities, ventilation goes way beyond managing hot or cold temperatures, ventilation systems effectively reduce hospital infections and maintain indoor air quality while following specific standards.
Implementing strategies to manage ventilation and HVAC system is necessary to keep patients, visitors and employees safe.
So how can a facility develop and maintain an effective ventilation management plan?
Here is a nine-step plan:
- form a committee
- determine the code reference
- develop a source of truth
- determine risk ranking
- form an excursion response plan
- educate the committee
- create a policy
- gain approval
- maintain the program
To see a more in-depth explanation of these steps, American company CHT Healthcare has a blog post titled 'Managing Hospital Ventilation to Achieve HVAC System Compliance'.