Air Quality in Hospitals

April 28, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 29 Comments 

ICU room

Air quality in hospitals is a matter that needs to be taken very seriously. After all, hospitals mainly deal with healthcare. There are other factors why air quality should be strictly and constantly be maintained:

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The Anatomy of Asthma

March 9, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 43 Comments 

Take My Breath Away

More than 22 million Americans have asthma. Asthma is the inflammation of the airways, which results to shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Treating asthma involves 2 basic medications – control drugs, and quick-relief drugs.

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What Are Airborne Diseases?

December 22, 2010 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · Comment 

At hospital. Having an ear checkup againThere are many ways on how diseases spread. Some get transferred through sneezing, coughing, or any close contact. These are called airborne diseases primarily caused by microbes transmitted through the air. This can be credited to pathogens that are carried by dust or small respiratory droplets suspended in the air. Once the pathogens are inhaled, infections can occur. Examples of airborne diseases are the common cold and cough, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Chickenpox, and Anthrax.

There’s a high risk of getting infected with airborne diseases. Precautionary measures can be done to reduce this risk. One way is to keep distance from an infected person.

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