Indoor air quality in healthcare facilities /

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.
Description:1 online resource
Series:SpringerBriefs in public health
SpringerBriefs in public health.
Subject:Indoor air quality.
Health facilities -- Environmental services.
Air Pollution, Indoor.
Health Facilities.
Air Pollutants -- adverse effects.
Environmental Monitoring -- methods.
Patient Safety.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- General.
Pollution & threats to the environment.
Public health & preventive medicine.
Environmental medicine.
Medical administration & management.
Health facilities -- Environmental services.
Indoor air quality.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Capolongo, Stefano, editor.
Settimo, Gaetano, editor.
Gola, Marco, editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 4, 2017).
Summary:This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management. Among the topics covered: Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.
Other form:Print version: Indoor air quality in healthcare facilities. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017 3319491598 9783319491592
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-49160-8