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Re: Endoscopy and HEPA filtration

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Gerald Cha
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Oh yes, Michael…
We’ve factored in negative pressure for the new room as we’ve seen a
rise in potential TB cases coming in for bronchoscopies in recent
times.
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Gerald

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>>> Michael Wishart 31/08/2012 11:13 AM
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Hi Gerard
Dont forget to factor in the usages of the room, both now and in the
foreseeable future. I think the facilities guidelines are assuming upper
and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for the air handling
recommendation. If bronchoscopy is being performed, you should consider
the need for negative ventilation and HEPA filtration, as per Lesley
Lewis reply.
Cheers
Michael

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Behalf Of Gerald Chan

Thanks, Glenys.

The links you’d forwarded have been most helpful.

We’re looking to build a new endoscopy room and HEPA filtration was
something that we didn’t see a need for, but we were informed by the
architects that new endoscopy rooms built these days factor that in and
they were convinced that it was a requirement.

Good to know that the filter efficiency requirements are “G4 – F8”, so
our stand remains.

Cheers,

Gerald

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>>> Glenys Harrington 30/08/2012 9:10 PM >>>

Hi Gerald,
Heap filters for the ventilation system in Endoscopy Units is not a
requirement in the Department of Human Services Victoria, Design
guidelines for hospitals and day procedure centres
http://www.healthdesign.com.au/vic.dghdp/
In the full version of the Guidelines see the table VENTILATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR AREAS AFFECTING PATIENT CARE HOSPITALS AND OUTPATIENT
FACILITIES in Part E – Building Services and Environmental Design
Enclosure E1a on page 47 and 48 link below
http://www.healthdesign.com.au/vic.dghdp/dghdp_content/guidelines/dghdp_design_guidelines_complete.pdf
Table states the following:
Endoscopy Unit – Filter efficiency – G4 – F8 2
Table Foot notes
2. Filtration Efficiency: First filter listed is the
prefilter if two filters are listed, second is the main filter and the
HEPA if listed is the final terminal filter
Is the concern or query related to laser plume?
regards
Glenys
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Behalf Of Gerald Chan

Dear all,

Are there any IC guidelines referring to the need for HEPA filtration
in Endoscopy procedure rooms?

Kind regards,

Gerald

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