Literature Review: Room Ventilation and Airborne Disease Transmission


Risk Assessment of Medical Equipment (cover)
by Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE

How does room ventilation affect airborne disease transmission in a health care facility? This monograph addresses the topic through a review of the literature. Noting that the majority of studies conducted on ventilation and disease transmission have been observational or animal studies not applicable to human disease, Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE, examines research findings that consider the effects of air changes per hour (ACH) on airborne infection transmission. Current recommended ventilation rates are not always based on hard data, but on experience. The monograph looks at research on hospitals, schools, aircraft, and other vehicles.


 Access PDF Members can download a PDF of the entire monograph
Order print version Catalog number: 055584
Member: $25.00, Nonmember: $35.00



Related Resources

On-Demand Educational Webinars
A panel of code experts discuss the latest developments on emergency preparedness, CMS and more in regards to codes and standards requirements.
Lunch and Learn
We hope you can attend this session to learn more about the new and emerging health care technologies designed to meet patient and business needs.
Compliance Tools
This tool is intended to help facilities professionals make good decisions about psychiatric unit toilet room renovations.
Compliance Tools
Sponsored Podcasts