HVAC Design for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Course Number: HV-6001
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In HVAC Design for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, you'll learn ...

  • Infection control practices to minimize airborne contaminants
  • Air distribution effectiveness within spaces served by the ventilation/HVAC systems
  • Air quality requirements in the healthcare facilities
  • Room pressure relationships of isolation rooms

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 62 pages

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are complex environments that require special attention to HVAC design. Hospital air conditioning assumes a more important role than just the promotion of comfort. In many cases, proper air conditioning is a factor in patient therapy; in some instance, it is the major treatment. Studies show that patient in controlled environments generally has more rapid physical improvement than do those in uncontrolled environments.

Poor IAQ can adversely impact the patients' and staffs' health, comfort and productivity. To build an effective HVAC system, maintaining the quality of air as well as designing for the efficient removal of foreign particles is a challenge. The filtration and building pressure control is the most important component of HVAC design.

This six-hour course briefly outlines the best practices for design, construction and maintenance of healthcare HVAC systems. This course contains some, but not all, of the criteria pertinent to the design of HVAC systems for hospitals and is not substitute for industry standards such as AIA, OSHA, ASHRAE, ARI, JCAHO, etc.

This course is applicable to architects, mechanical engineers, HVAC designers and others in the design and renovation of health care facilities.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Infection control practices to minimize airborne contaminants
  • Air distribution effectiveness within spaces served by the ventilation/HVAC systems
  • Air quality requirements in the healthcare facilities
  • Room pressure relationships of isolation rooms
  • Temperature and humidity design criteria
  • Filtration practices
  • Selection of HVAC equipment including chillers, air-handling systems and distribution systems
  • System reliability and redundancy recommendations
  • Energy-conservative design practices for the healthcare environment

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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