Patient safety and comfort are the top priority of any health care organization.
As hospitals continue to get penalized, many are focusing on measures to reduce their nosocomial infections and increase patient comfort with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
In fact, hospital employees are part of the problem as well.
Doctors, nurses, housekeeping, maintenance and administration are a critical component to patient safety.
The indoor environment impacts productivity, morale, health and welfare. Which ultimately means the retention of the workforce (or lack thereof).
But there’s more.
In a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory they found that improved IAQ improves worker productivity by 0.5% to 5% (A national workforce impact potential of $20-$200 billion).
Outdoor air quality is considered to be benefit to IAQ but there’s two VERY common but VERY dangerous conditions when it’s actually harmful: