Pressure Management in Health-Care Facilities

Streifel, Andrew J.
August 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Aug2006, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p34
The article discusses the importance of pressure management to controlling infectious diseases and hazardous particles in hospital environments. The need for facility managers to establish safe environments for patient care is elaborated. Information on the utilization of pressure to control indoor environment is also presented.


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