As an engineer with a keen interest in healthcare buildings and healthcare engineering, isolation rooms demonstrate some of the technical responses to challenges from airborne infection. Isolation rooms can protect both immunocompromised patients and infections patients, depending on the pressure regime.
This is a technical article about achieving low values of air permeability, improving the effectiveness of such facilities.
Air permeability in isolation rooms February 2018 BSRIA collaborated with the department of Health of England in the publication of the guidance HBN4 Isolation facilities for infectious patients in acute settings. The standard refers to BSRIA’s forthcoming technical standard BTS 03: Air permeability of isolation rooms.