Monday, 6 May 2013

Cleanrooms and hospitals


“Cleanrooms and clean zones are found in two important areas within the hospital setting: in operating theatres and within hospital pharmacy units. These clean areas are designed to minimise and control the level of airborne particulates… There is also a tendency towards the greater use of cleanrooms and clean air devices, which coupled with a tightening of contamination control standards, brings the hospital sector in closer alignment to the pharmaceutical industry.”

This is the basis for a new article for a new journal (European Medical Hygiene) by Dr Tim Sandle, which explores the advantages of clean spaces, together with their important design and operational measures, in relation to operating theatres and hospital pharmacy units. The article makes reference to current international standards and notes areas of best practise.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2012). An Air of Safety: The application of cleanrooms and clean air devices within the hospital setting, European Medical Hygiene, Issue 1, pp11-17

For more details see European Medical Hygiene

Posted by Tim Sandle

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