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Tips for creating airborne infection isolation rooms in a crisis

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June 21, 2020

by Brian Ward

When trying to isolate an infectious or immunocompromised patient from the rest of your facility, guidelines and regulations often require using an airborne infection isolation room (AIIR) to keep everyone safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, many facilities have found themselves forced to set up extra patient beds in hospital rooms, parks, stadiums, and convention centers. While not ideal, it is possible even in locations like these to make a temporary working AIIR to help safeguard patients and staff.

When trying to isolate an infectious or immunocompromised patient from the rest of your facility, guidelines and regulations often require using an airborne infection isolation room (AIIR) to keep everyone safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, many facilities have found themselves forced to set up extra patient beds in hospital rooms, parks, stadiums, and convention centers. While not ideal, it is possible even in locations like these to make a temporary working AIIR to help safeguard patients and staff.



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