HVAC Design for Healthcare Facilities
This online engineering PDH course briefly outlines the best practices for design, construction and maintenance of healthcare HVAC systems. This course contains some, but not all, of the criteria pertinent to the design of HVAC systems for hospitals and is not substitute for industry standards such as AIA, OSHA, ASHRAE, ARI, JCAHO etc.
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are complex environments that require special attention to HVAC design. Hospital air conditioning assumes a more important role than just the promotion of comfort. In many cases, proper air conditioning is a factor in patient therapy; in some instance, it is the major treatment. Studies show that patient in controlled environments generally has more rapid physical improvement than do those in uncontrolled environments.
Poor IAQ can adversely impact the patients' and staffs' health, comfort and productivity. To build an effective HVAC system, maintaining the quality of air as well as designing for the efficient removal of foreign particles is a challenge. The filtration and building pressure control is the most important component of HVAC design.
This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of HVAC for healthcare facilities.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Infection control practices to minimize airborne contaminants
- Air distribution effectiveness within spaces served by the ventilation/HVAC systems
- Air quality requirements in the healthcare facilities
- Room pressure relationships of isolation rooms
- Temperature and humidity design criteria
- Filtration practices
- Selection of HVAC equipment including chillers, air-handling systems and distribution systems
- System reliability and redundancy recommendations
- Energy-conservative design practices for the healthcare environment
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "HVAC Design for Healthcare Facilities".
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