The Role of HVAC Systems in Preserving Patient Safety

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The clean air that flows throughout a hospital is something that most patients—and staff—take for granted. However, working behind the scenes is a complex and sensitive mechanical system known as HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) that must function continuously and consistently to support optimal patient care.

Surveyors continue to identify ventilation issues during surveys. The following sections take a closer look at the key role HVAC systems play in sustaining a safe environment.

From The Joint Commission Perspectives®
August 2014.

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