ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

G361-AAC18-2101 - Analysis of Flow Path of Airborne Contaminants in a Patient Room

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


Hospital-acquired infections have been persistent in hospitals, and airborne transmission plays a role in nosocomial infections. The airflow distribution determines the flow path of airborne pathogens in a room. With the help of insightful airflow animations, the presentation will demonstrate movement of airborne particles and the importance of the locations of supply and exhaust grills in a patient room. The presentation will provide valuable insights to health care facility managers and design engineers in the design of HVAC systems.

  • Explain the importance of airflow distribution in the patient room
  • Assess the role of flow path of airborne particles in controlling infection
  • Identify the effect of HVAC configuration on flow path of airborne pathogens
  • Describe ideal locations of supply and return grills in a patient room



Credits: None available.

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