COVID-19 Information & Insights for Healthcare Facilities
We realize you are OVERLOADED with information re COVID-19. We’re also aware some of that information might be misleading or unclear, nor do you have time to sift through information to hopefully find your “needle”. Our goal is to provide direct, concise (and to some degree, unique) information, relative to healthcare facilities. NOTE: If you’re looking for an opportunity in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to read “A ‘Light’ Note During the Coronavirus Crisis”.
The healthcare facility information on this site will be updated as regularly as information from the centers for disease control changes (and, quite frankly, as we’re able). We will also try to curate the best information on various topics and provide here. Please contact us, if you have specific questions needing quick answers.
COVID-19 Guidance for Facilities
For the purposes of this guidance, we are using a variation of the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT) used by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Healthcare Facilities Management Guidance During COVID-19 [Download]
The solutions must be appropriate to the context (hospital, convention center conversion, or tent) and the resources (time, staff, equipment) available. Thus, we have tried to tier the recommendations in a “must do” (1), or “better to do” (2) kind of taxonomy.
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Plenty of COVID-19 information — What’s true? Partially true? Flat out false? We’ve attempted to debunk the fictitious statements we’ve heard. (More to come.)
COVID-19 Facts vs. Fiction for Healthcare Facilities
Does the use of negative pressure protect healthcare personnel from the virus? Do we need to use HEPA filters? The answer to these questions and more.
Discover more specific COVID-19-related topics intended to inform, inspire, and guide during this unprecedented time.
Distilling Disinfecting Lighting Resources and Best Practices
What about using light as a disinfection tool? Several companies in the market are claiming such products--lights with disinfecting capabilities. We've attempted to distill tips and guidelines -- how to assess practices and products and how to apply it with today’s needs in response to COVID-19.
How COVID is Connecting us to Communities Globally
The project is the conversion of an existing healthcare building in Dédougou, Burkina Faso, for the care of COVID-19 patients.
Engineering "Must-Haves" and "Nice to Haves" in Managing the Patient Surge
Since the escalation of COVID-19 becoming a true pandemic, information is flooding the web (and inboxes, as we all can attest), including engineering best practices re ventilation and medical gases. Healthcare facility personnel seldom have the luxury of sifting through all the information to distill much-needed answers. We hosted a webinar to help provide some of those answers.
COVID-19 Technology at the Los Angeles Convention Center
In reference to Dr. Li’s technology, “… it’s a game changer, especially during this pandemic. Constant monitoring, no cross-contamination because you don’t have to touch the patient, no wasting of supplies (PPE), and no disturbing the patient at 2:00 in the morning to take their temperature.”
COVID-19 Ventilators & the Systems Used to Administer the Oxygen
With the significant uptick in ventilator use, typical medical oxygen and compressed air systems are being taxed in ways our healthcare facilities have never experienced. And, worst case, if these systems are not properly managed (and modified in some cases) this critical, “invisible” treatment could be jeopardized.
Wireless Patient Monitoring Technology to Combat COVID-19
How might wireless patient monitoring systems help mitigate the staffing shortages and exposure to infected patients, while increasing available beds for higher acuity patients? Discover about one used in China and now being quickly deployed worldwide.
A "Light" Note During Coronavirus Crisis
Mazzetti’s priority is the same as yours -- taking care of each other. With 85% of our business in Healthcare, we can best do this by ensuring our Healthcare system has the buildings it needs to face any situation.