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November Meeting


Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference – ASHRAE Meeting Info

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Location:  Indiana Convention Center.  Check in - Room 212 Foyer


10:00 – 11:15 AM - Check in 

11:30 – 12:30 PM - ASHRAE Session - Maintain the Clean: A Practical Guide to ASHRAE Standard 170 for Air Pressure Requirements by Greg Lavriha with Karpinski Engineering.

12:30 – 2:00 PM – Light Lunch on Trade Show Floor

12:30 – 5:00 PM – Trade Show

Cost:  $ 25 per person.  Includes light lunch on Trade Show Floor.  Parking not included.

ASHRAE Session description

Over the last few years, air pressure relationships within healthcare facilities have been receiving increased attention. When it comes to regulatory surveys, air pressure has become a top-cited violation, and it is likely that regulators will continue to focus on air pressure in the coming years.

The standard for ventilation and air pressure requirements in healthcare facilities is ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170 – Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities. It is referenced by The Facilities Guideline Institute, and it contains important information for design engineers, architects, and healthcare facility staff working to maintain compliant facilities.

This presentation will give healthcare facility staff and architects a practical understanding of how Standard 170 impacts healthcare facility operation and design.

The basic principal is that air should be moving from clean areas to dirty areas to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. However, healthcare facilities are complex, so basic solutions are not easy to apply. Further, the Standard is written in code language, which can seem far from straightforward and make compliance even more of a challenge.

The presentation will go beyond a review of what Standard 170 says, and it will delve into what Standard 170 means – with diagrams and illustrations of air pressure relationships as they actually take shape in a healthcare facility. It will address the impact that room names can have on the design, operation, and compliance of space – explaining how the words used in the Standard have enforceable meaning. It will also offer practical steps that healthcare facilities staff can take to verify compliance with Standard 170.

Special attention will be given to spaces where the pressure requirements are particularly critical, including operating rooms, airborne infection isolation rooms, protective environment rooms, and the sterile processing department.

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