Infection Prevention

COVID-19 Facility Risk Mitigation – Use or Repurposing of Current Space and Additional Mobile Space

By Carleton Knotts, Advisory Specialist, Facility Management, Intalere As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan for a possible second wave, many healthcare facilities are experiencing a surge of patients. Many of these patients should be placed in negative pressure rooms, isolation areas and the ICU. To manage the […]

Lessons in Preparation and Proactivity in Nutrition Operations

By Eric Eisenberg, Director of Dining Services, Rogue Valley Manor and Roseann Hoeye, Nutrition Advisory Specialist, Intalere In any sort of disruptive situation, the ability to successfully respond is quite dependent on proactive preparation initially, as well as swift and definitive decision making and the ability to adapt as circumstances most certainly change. The situation […]

Ventilation Considerations for COVID-19 Surge Conditions

In preparation for the above and more dire situations where existing patient room and treatment area capacity has been exceeded and planning or implementing some type of temporary surge areas is necessary, be sure to consult your facility engineering team or HVAC supplier to best consider ventilation options for triage and treatment spaces. As a […]

Optimize Your HVAC Systems to Reduce Infection Spread Risks

Mike Gerhardt, Intalere Sr. Director, Facility Management Advisory Solutions For my healthcare facility manager colleagues out there, my thoughts are with you, your families and all your co-workers as you brace for the impending Coronavirus patient surge. I know most of you are on top of this, but I thought it may be helpful to compile […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View – Antibiotic Stewardship

Issue Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is a pressing public health issue in our country. Many adverse events have been attributed to antibiotic use compromising quality of life and safety of patients. Via a quality assurance process, New York City Health + Hospitals/Sea View recognized a large percentage of its residents triggered for antibiotic use. […]

Five Areas of Focus to Improve Patient Safety and Satisfaction

by Annette Hutchins, Senior Director, Medical Surgical Specialist Team Achieving patient-centered excellence and ensuring clinicians have the tools and support necessary to deliver evidence-based care consistently and safely, is a major objective for any healthcare organization. What are some of the important areas facilities are focusing on to help them along the journey to patient […]