Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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26 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM The strips can be placed on metal door frames at the room entrance. These signs grab attention, but they can be knocked off the door frame and must be readily available for a constantly fl uctuating patient population. The simplest and visually unappealing option is to tape a paper sign onto the door. However, such a sign might fall off , does not look professional and adds visual clutter to the corridor. Daily needs PPE storage is essential and varies from facility to facility. The storage can be built in with open holes to access the items, stored inside enclosed millwork cabinetry or placed on caddies or carts in the hallway. Depending on the needs of the facility, some hospitals want PPE items easily accessible to staff , but not too visible or inviting to visitors. Storage inside enclosed cabinets reduces 1. PPE container that is less than four inches deep can be mounted on a corridor wall near the entrance to patient rooms. 2. This sign has slots to identify precautions staff and visitors must take prior to entering the patient room. 1 2 Infection Control ISSUE FOCUS

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