Structured Cabling in the Healthcare Environment
Structured cabling installation in hospital environments presents many unique challenges not encountered in typical commercial installations. ITS has extensive experience in the guidelines, standards and environments that are required too provide a safe and secure installation for patients and staff.
Guidelines and Standards that we have expertise in include:
- AIA Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities
- JCAHO Environment of Care Standard
- CDC Guideline for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities
- Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Guidelines
Environments that we have successfully completed projects include:
- Operating Rooms
- Intensive Care Units
- Special Procedure Rooms
- Sterile Supply
- Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms
- Protective Environments
Tools and Procedures required for a successful implementation include:
- ECU’s – We own and maintain several Environmental Containment Units
- HEPA filters – We own and maintain HEPA filters to be used in conjunction with ECU’s
- Construction Barriers – Familiar with planning and deployment of construction barriers and required traffic patterns for patients, workers, and visitors.
- Cleanliness – We strive to maintain clean environments during construction and properly transport and dispose of waste material.
- Firestopping – All wall penetrations are sleeved and firestopped after cable installation.
- Coordination – Project managers are trained to coordinate with supervisors, safety personnel, and facilities personnel to ensure all safety procedures are followed and patient safety and employee workflow are not impacted.