Safehouse Infection Prevention Control – SafeIPC
Infection Prevention Control
Guidelines recommend the use of negative pressure isolation rooms (NPIRs) for infected patients as an engineering control to reduce the risk of aerosol (airborne) transmission to healthcare workers and other patients when conduction Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP’s). Conversely, positive pressure isolation rooms (PPIRs) can be used to protect immuno-compromised or other vulnerable high-risk patients.
Safehouse can provide the following infection prevention and control products to rapidly increase NPIR and PPIR capacity:
Safehouse SafeRoom – The Safehouse SafeRoom is a portable anteroom (airlock entrance) system with HEPA-filtered ventilation which has the ability to convert existing rooms into Class-N negative pressure isolation rooms (NPIR) or Class-P positive pressure isolation rooms (PPIR), allowing you to significantly increase the isolation capacity of your healthcare facility. The airlock entrance can also be used as a donning and doffing area to increase IPC measures. Installation time is as low as 30 minutes.
Safehouse SafeClinic – The Safehouse SafeClinic is a standalone temporary negative pressure isolation pod used to isolate patients and can be used to supplement existing capacity, or to provide capability to regional and areas where it does not already exist. The equipment is highly flexible and portable. Custom designs can be rapidly developed and manufactured to suit operational needs. The pods are particularly well suited to the creation of rooms within larger spaces, where aerosol generating procedures can be conducted in existing medical facilities. Safehouse SafeClinics are currently being used to assist the dental sector to become fully operational by allowing Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP’s) to be conducted within a safe and controlled environment. Our technology reduces Post Aerosol Generating Procedure Fallow Time (PAGPFT) by more than half, increasing patient traffic and ensuring your business can get back to normal whilst adhering to guidelines.
All SafeIPC products adhere to relevant NHS guidelines and recommendations and are MHRA registered and CE marked.
For more information of how our range of SafeIPCs can help secure the safety of your staff, patients and the future of your business. Please contact us.
As a response to the recent Global health crisis, Safehouse identified a need to diversify to assist in any way possible, whilst simultaneously securing the future of its business. Our expertise in utilizing pressurization for containment within the energy services industries uniquely places us to assist in the fight against COVID-19.
After discussions with the senior leadership team of a local medical facility, a group of Starn engineers attended to assess its requirements. We carried out detailed site surveys on various areas that were identified as locations which could potentially benefit from the implementation of an additional control measure. Approximately five days after initial contact with the team, a porotype of our new SafeRoom, bespoke to the facility was manufactured and ready for install.