Automate hospital hygiene areas

Unlimited hygiene and availability through building automation and control systems

Operating clinics and hospitals primarily means taking responsibility for people, saving lives, treating the injured and sick, and protecting staff, patients and visitors from viruses, contagion and infections. Sterile rooms and the strictest hygiene and quality standards have top priority in order to keep the risk of infection as low as possible. Successful hospital operations require perfect conditions that ensure that teams of nurses and doctors can focus on their core tasks

The special challenges for the building automation and control system (BACS) are:

  • Different ventilation concepts of the utilisation units (overpressure and negative pressure, air flow)
  • A wide range of utilisation-dependent climatic requirements for the rooms (high-precision sensor technology, smallest deviations and tolerances in temperature, humidity, air quality and CO2)
  • Ensuring ideal recovery conditions
  • Unlimited and reliable plant operation
  • Implementation of special standards, guidelines and recommendations

Our solutions in practice

GFR offers building automation solutions for hospitals and clinics

DIGICONTROL building automation and control systems provide automation of reliable building operation, create precise environmental conditions and control the availability of hospital hygiene areas through preventive service measures.

Present: Conversion of hospital hygiene areas
We provide reliable and competent help in adapting your building automation and control system to new requirements that are associated with changes in the use of your hygienically sensitive areas. For example, changing the pressure control and room climate when converting intensive care units into insulated areas, which are required due to current developments, currently the COVID 19 pandemic.

BACS Management, Monitoring und Analytics create transparency in the running plant operation by visualising the technical building services, the rooms and technical correlations of the systems. The building data are logged, archived and used for documentation and for the optimisation of technical processes and automation software as well as within diagnostic tools and in (future) AI modules.

Event management saves the individual settings for different wards and operating rooms. Predefined scenarios mean safety for patients, optimum conditions for staff and reduced workload for the operator.

Alarm management supports you in the secure handling of system messages. Alarms require immediate intervention. Messages are only used to indicate states that require a reaction at a later time.

Preventive measures to control availability
Maintenance measures ensure availability of the systems and predictable costs. GFR takes care of the professional maintenance and support of the building automation and control systems of your buildings and properties according to applicable laws, standards and guidelines as well as working group recommendations such as AMEV, VDMA 24186 and recommendations of the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

Overall implementation of the building automation and control system in all phases of the life cycle
Our process (PROJECT 360°) for designing your HVAC systems includes project development, planning, implementation and operation of your HVAC systems in accordance with the applicable standards, guidelines and KRINKO recommendations throughout all phases of the building life cycle.

Competence and many years of experience
GFR has been guaranteeing efficient and safe buildings for over 40 years. Clinics, hospitals and care facilities take advantage of our solutions of sustainable building automation and control systems.

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Challenges of hospital-hygienic operation of air conditioning and ventilation systems

We support you in the operation of air conditioning and ventilation technology in the hospital

One of the requirements of the building automation and control system for the hospital-hygienic operation is the safe operation of the HVAC plants and the unlimited creation of the utilisation-dependent air-hygienic effectiveness of the ventilation concepts. They are divided into displacement ventilation and mixed ventilation according to their main air movement directions. Depending on the utilisation of the room, a defined overflow from room to room is achieved by varying the supply and extract air volume flows.
In operating theatres, for example, overpressure must be maintained (stable displacement ventilation) so that no germs and impurities are carried in and the risk of infection remains as low as possible.
The rooms of the intensive care unit are run in negative pressure to prevent airborne spread between the patient rooms.
The isolation rooms for patients with release of infectious aerosols shall be maintained in negative pressure to all adjacent rooms.
The rooms for protective insulation, on the other hand, must be operated at positive pressure against all adjacent rooms.
The emergency room and waiting rooms are operated in negative pressure to minimise the possible spread of contaminated aerosols.

A further requirement of hospital-hygienic operation of the building automation and control systems is the high-precision provision of the room climate, which is optimal for the recovery of the patients in the different wards and which means the best working conditions for the staff.
In operating theatres, this means preventing patients from cooling down, taking into account the different clothing and workloads of operating theatre staff or setting higher temperatures for special operations, e.g. on new-borns. When treating severely burned patients, special requirements also apply to room air temperature and room air humidity.
The outcome of an always optimal room climate is improved therapy results, a shorter stay and a higher patient throughput. In addition, an environment in which doctors, nursing staff and administrative staff feel at ease contributes to greater satisfaction and motivation.

References

Pflegehaus St. Josef in Linnich

Kreisklinikum, Siegen

Paulinenpark, Stuttgart

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