Medical facilities are the most essential in hospitals. During the outbreak, there are specific requirements for medical facilities.
Medical Facilities in Hospital
Based on the basic requirements of the China Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Construction and Management Guidelines, the specific requirements are detailed as follows:
- In terms of beds, considering that patients with severe pneumonia are often fatigued and inconvenient to move, the bedside guardrail design certified by IEC60601-2-52 should be chosen to fully avoid the risk of gaps in the guardrail, the gap between the guardrail and the headboard.
- In terms of medical gas supply, each bed is equipped with a complete functional equipment belt or a ceiling supply units, providing functions such as electricity, oxygen, compressed air, and negative pressure suction. Each monitoring bed is equipped with more than 12 power sockets, more than 2 oxygen ports, 2 compressed airports, and more than 2 negative pressure suction ports. Medical power and life lighting power lines need to be separated:
- Environmental lighting for patients to use the toilet and activities at night;
- Reading lighting for patients to read or entertain, and actively adjust their mentality to cope with the disease;
- Work lighting for medical staff to view patients and adjust instruments at night.
- ▲ If ceiling supply units are equipped, since most ICU beds have a width of 1-1.2 meters, it is recommended to choose one with a beam length of 2.5 or more to facilitate the placement of suspension devices on both sides and the emergency use of mechanical ventilation equipment.
- In terms of ground: Due to the temporary emergency construction of medical facilities, HDPE film should be used on the ground to prevent infectious bacteria from penetrating and contaminating the water below the ground.
- As for monitoring and infusion equipment: antibacterial treatment of severe pneumonia often involves the compatibility and stepwise use of multiple drugs. The order of medication and dose control is very important, and it is important to pay close attention to the patient’s signs (such as temperature, blood pressure, oxygen index, etc.). Monitoring equipment and infusion pump equipment should be equipped with a network (wired or wireless) so that the single-machine data can be transmitted to the central monitoring software platform in real-time to facilitate centralized management of medical staff. Under limited conditions, it will have very practical significance.
The centralized and closed-type treatment of patients with COVID-19, coupled with the highly infectious nature of the virus itself, is a physical and psychological challenge for all front-line medical staff. How to help them deal with daily work processes efficiently, and try to avoid frequent contact and exchange of people and things, and reduce the risk of cross-infection, has become especially important.
By configuring dozens of beds with central monitoring software with color-differentiated nursing levels, one PC can connect dozens of bed monitoring devices into a local area network, and 1-2 nursing staff can take care of many patients at the same time. Reasonable scheduling can be achieved by rotating rest and replenishing energy.
In the same way, considering the high contagion of the virus, in addition to meeting the “Building Technical Specifications for Hospital Clean Surgery GB50333-2013”, the design of the negative pressure operating room must also be based on efficiency and risk.
Through information and digital means, simplify the control procedures, avoid manual documentation, avoid pathological sampling during surgery and a face-to-face conversation with family members. The review of all imaging information and case information, expert consultation and consultation in and out of the operating room, as far as possible, interact in real-time through the network.
Recommendations for medical facilities
- Ceiling supply units: As far as possible, use a gas-electric box with the tightness of more than IP6X to prevent dust and germs from entering the interior and causing sanitary dead ends. The computing and control platform is integrated into the machine or tower body as much as possible, reducing stacking or docking, and having one less dead end and more peace of mind.
Heal Force designs and provides a variety of solutions for ceiling supply units depending on the application.
- Operating table: Use 304 stainless steel as much as possible for easy disinfection. Various positions and movements are electrically controlled, reducing the need for handling and placement adjustment.
Heal Force provides operating tables (including specialist and general) for a variety of applications.
- Anesthesia equipment: Surgical anesthesia intubation is a very high-risk operation for anesthesiologists. Patients exhale aerosols and droplets with germs, which greatly increases the chance of infection. It can be avoided by wearing positive pressure protective clothing. Anesthesia equipment platforms, monitoring equipment, anesthesia depth, and other machines can be integrated with each other to reduce manual recording and avoid compatibility issues.
Heal Force’s anesthesia machine has been selling well at home and abroad with cost-effective performance and high security.
- Central auxiliary control equipment: integrate various equipment operations and routing of audio and video signals, realize information exchange, audio and video communication inside and outside the operating room, and understand in real-time what happens and needs inside the operating room. The equipment control is simple and easy to learn, and implementation does not require a large number of additional infrastructure. It can be deployed within one week according to the requirements of the Anti-epidemic Command, that is, put into use.
- All patient images and case data involved in the surgical process need to be viewed and presented in real-time.
- It can be easily accessed to out-of-hospital expert resources for intraoperative guidance.
- It is convenient for doctors to access similar cases in the past.
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