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NEW! Hospital HVAC: Infection Mitigation, Comfort, Performance

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NEW! Hospital HVAC: Infection Mitigation, Comfort, Performance

  • 18 Jun 2020
  • Online
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT


Course Description

Thursday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

This course addresses the role of HVAC systems in helping to reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAI), explaining airborne vs contact transmission. Through filtration, air patterns, air changes, dilution, temperature, humidity, UV, and pressurization the hospital HVAC can either help or hinder efforts to reduce HAI. This course describes the why and how of each of these processes from the perspective of particle physics. The instructor, an experienced healthcare engineering professional, provides unabashed analyses of the controversies regarding the science behind the requirements in ASHRAE Std-170, such as: how many air changes, what level filtration, etc. The course covers production and fate of airborne microorganisms and how people can get infected. HVAC design of airborne infectious isolation rooms, protective isolation rooms, operating rooms, emergency departments, sterile processing departments, and infection control risk assessment are all covered, making the course essential training for anyone designing healthcare facilities.

Recommended References

Health Care Facilities Resources

Course Instructor

Dan Koenigshofer, P.E., Member ASHRAE, HFDP, MSPH

Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.