Air pressure relationships are a trending topic in health care, both for regulatory surveys and patient well-being. This session will provide a practical understanding of how ASHRAE Standard 170 affects health care facility operation and design. Diagrams and illustrations will show how Standard 170 requirements take shape in a health care facility. Topics will include air pressure relationships, building systems, equipment location, and room functions, with special attention given to spaces where pressure requirements are particularly critical.
Identify how the language of Standard 170 applies to real-life scenarios in health care facilities.
Take practical steps to verify compliance with Standard 170 and be prepared for surveyors performing tissue tests.
Describe the impact room names can have on the design, operation, and compliance of spaces.
Explain to leadership or clients the steps necessary to achieve and/or maintain room pressures.