The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is unprecedented in modern history. As the virus began rapidly spreading across the United States early last year, policy makers and healthcare officials scrambled to determine the safest and best courses of action.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities were caught in a particularly challenging situation as they determined the best way to allocate resources both to caring for the massive influx of COVID patients and to developing preventive measures that limited the spread of the virus between patients and staff.
This has led to process, technology and operations improvements at many facilities, according to the American Hospital Association. These changes include policies that limit contact and allow for greater space flexibility.
One strategy some healthcare facilities can use to prepare for the event of a future pandemic is the management of airflow and HVAC systems. Airborne transmission is one way that COVID-19 and many other illnesses spread. Testing and balancing HVAC systems is important for maintaining “negative air pressure” ICU rooms and other critical areas of a healthcare facility. This prevents contaminated air from spreading between rooms and patients.
This is precisely why Life Balance was founded. Our unique SāfAir technology allows hospitals and other companies to easily analyze air quality conditions and effectively manage their HVAC systems. It streamlines the process for compliance, auditing, and reporting, which helps lower costs and reduce the spread of airborne infection.
To learn more about Life Balance Technologies and the SāfAir software, visit our Software page.