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