Isolation protects patients and the outside worldPressurized rooms – also known as isolation rooms – are used to protect immuno-comprised patients from germs and bacteria as well as to protect the outside world from infectious diseases. In both cases, the patient is isolated from the outside world and must stay in the protected room 24 hours a day. This has a huge impact on their freedom and quality of life, which means that the comfort, safety and security of the room are even more important.
The highest standards for maximum safety and security
The over- or under-pressurization of these specialized rooms is the key factor that keeps the patient and the outside world safe. High-quality systems that provide secure access are essential to guarantee this safety, including maintaining the pressure difference when a door is opened or closed. Energy consumption should also be kept to a minimum. Our solutions deliver according to these factors and offer the highest quality solution packages in order to ensure the required system availability.
Access control solutions make sure that only visitors and staff allowed into the room can gain access. To optimize disinfection, UV lighting solutions can be added to the room infrastructure. These solutions, including fire safety, can be integrated into a comprehensive system that enables staff to efficiently manage the processes inside and outside the isolation room to ensure that staff, visitors, and patients are safe.
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Patient and staff comfortBeing in a room 24 hours a day truly restricts a patient’s freedom and comfort. Making the room a comfortable environment and allowing contact with relatives is extremely important. Smart devices in most cases aren’t allowed to go in or out of the room.
A bedside terminal is an ideal solution for providing connectivity, information, and entertainment. Because it’s part of the permanent infrastructure of the room, it won’t serve as a carrier for bacteria and viruses to enter or leave. Providing control over elements like the lighting, blinds, and temperature is one of the most important factors in improving patient satisfaction.
With Desigo Room Automation, the patient can control these room settings to his or her preferences. Exposure to artificial light for long periods can negatively impact patients’ biorhythms: Circadian lighting solutions reduce this effect, potentially resulting in better sleep patterns and a faster healing process.