Just Arrived: The Solution Fusion Mobile Containment Unit is Here!

The newest member of The Solution Mobile Containment family has arrived…and just in time to show it off at the ASHE Annual Conference next week.  The original Solution 10 and Solution 13 have been helping hospitals across the U.S. to minimize hospital associated infections (HAI’s). Although we receive such positive feedback, we asked customers to tell us what would make it even better. And The Solution Fusion was born!

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The Solution 10 & 13 help minimize the spread of HAI’s

What’s Different About The Solution Fusion?

  • Lower Cost
    The Solution Fusion has been redesigned to be just as rigid as our 10 & 13 models and save you money at the same time.
  • Side Access Panel Option for Wall Work
    The Solution Fusion has an optional panel for jobs requiring wall access.
  • HEPA Filtration
    Like all of our Solution mobile containment units, the Fusion is equipped with a powerful HEPA filtration system.
  • Replaceable Panels
    If your Solution Fusion gets damaged, make it look new again with replacement panels.

When Can I See It?

The new unit literally just arrived in time to ship it out to the ASHE Annual Conference. Visit us at booth 650 to be one of the first people to see it!

Not going to ASHE this year? No problem – we are busy creating a virtual tour of all the new features. Complete the form below to be notified as soon as it’s ready.

Why Choose The Solution Mobile Containment Units?

The Solution is not your average containment unit. It was created by professionals who’s job depends on keeping hospital patients safe from above-ceiling contaminants. As HAI’s continue to increase, the need for a durable, reusable unit was critical. The use of disposable containment units can get very costly and if they do not protect people from infection, they can be a liability. The Solution fusion aids in infection control whenever and wherever you need it.

Click here to get a quote for the new Solution Fusion delivered to your facility,

Call 1-800-822-8489 or e-mail Gerard Taguiam

Be sure to ask how to take advantage of our introductory special rate!

 

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Infection Cancels Almost 200 Surgeries – How to Avoid HAI’s In Your Facility

Healthcare-related Infections (HAI’s) is a four-letter word in the healthcare industry. Every person in the facility needs to do their part with infection control. This especially includes in-house and contract maintenance workers. About 5% of HAI’s are construction and maintenance related.

HAI’s Can Happen Anywhere

Just this morning a scary headline appeared in my news feed: “Hospital axes almost 200 operations over infection scare while specialist cleaning takes place

Can you imagine this happening at your facility? Could your facility recover?

Although many contractors and facilities personnel are aware of the risk involved with HAIs, setting up the appropriate barriers can be time consuming and bothersome, especially in occupied areas where they need to be mobile. It is extremely important to use mobile containment units when performing any above-ceiling work. 

How Does The Solution Help Prevent HAI’s?

The Solution Mobile Containment Unit creates a negative-pressure environment that can be used for all above-ceiling projects. The built-in fan and HEPA filter ensures that dust is filtered avoiding patient exposure. Any potentially harmful particulates from the ceiling are now contained.

The Solution can be used again and again and is easy to use. It has been used for maintenance items such as IT & cabling work, air duct cleaning & repair, electrical & lighting work, firestopping, replacing ceiling tiles, fire damper inspections, and much more.

Watch this video to see how it works. http://thesolutioncontainment.com/products/video.html

What other measures are you taking to ensure patient safety?

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The Solution is designed to enhance and simplify infection control in projects requiring above-ceiling access.
For more information, call Gerard at 800-822-8489 or visit www.thesolutioncontainment.com.

Maintaining Fire Barriers

As a facility engineer, you know that maintaining fire barriers keeps smoke and other toxic gases from spreading around the building and allows occupants to evacuate safely. According to the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, any penetrations must be treated right away. The compartmentalization of smoke during a fire in the building could mean life or death for building occupants. Even an opening the size of a pinhole in a fire-rated barrier can fill a room with smoke in a matter of minutes.

What is the best way to ensure your fire barriers are maintained?

When work might need to be done in areas where there are fire-rated barriers, it’s important to set specific procedures and requirements for hospital personnel and contractors to follow. Establishing an above-ceiling permit program can help facilities managers keep track of work that could potentially penetrate fire and smoke-rated assemblies. This way they know when and where any penetrations in fire barriers may need to be firestopped.

Another great way to ensure that your fire and smoke barriers are compliant is to set up a firestop maintenance plan, especially in facilities where there are a lot of unaddressed or unknown penetrations. By addressing certain zones or floors on a quarterly or monthly basis, you keep your facility continuously on plan for code-compliance. This not only establishes a plan for compliance, satisfying most AHJs (authorities having jurisdiction – fire marshals, The Joint Commission, etc.), but also saves you time and money by breaking up the work over a period of time.

Either way, it’s important that you maintain detailed reporting of any firestop work, including before and after pictures. This will allow you to review work that’s been completed in the past and also serves as documentation when it’s time for your life safety inspection.

How do I know the penetrations in my fire barriers are properly firestopped?

In order to maintain compliance and the integrity of your fire barriers, it’s important that the proper UL systems and materials are used to seal penetrations. If the fire stop systems are not installed exactly up to par with the UL systems specifications, they will most likely fail to stop the spread of a fire if it occurs. Make sure whoever you choose to firestop your penetrations has experience and knowledge of NFPA code and the proper UL systems.

If you choose to use a third party contractor to take care of your firestopping, ensure that the contractor you choose is aware of the different UL systems and is using the appropriate materials. A good way to ensure that the company is reputable is to choose a contractor affiliated with the FCIA (Firestop Contractors International Association).

As always, if you need help with your firestopping, feel free to contact us! We’d love to help.

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