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Calls to re-examine ventilation in hospitals

David Hartley supports a more critical appraisal of ventilation requirements in patient care areas, in light of the pandemic.

He argues that air movement and clean-air flow pathways should be given the consideration they deserve in modular buildings increasingly used by health Trusts to more rapidly provide additional facilities.

New research has once again cast a spotlight on the dangers of infection faced by medical staff dealing with COVID-19 patients, and the changes which might be implemented to protect them. A research report Aerosol emission from the respiratory tract: an analysis of relative risks from oxygen delivery systems, published in February 2021,1 makes the case for more effective PPE for clinical staff, and more efficient ventilation to disperse and remove airborne particles.

Dr. James Dodd, a consultant senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at North Bristol Lung Centre and the University of Bristol, led the study which suggests that coughing by COVID patients is putting staff at greater risk of catching the virus than had been previously thought.

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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