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Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities By Stefano Capolongo

Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities by Stefano Capolongo

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Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities by Stefano Capolongo

This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management.

Among the topics covered:

  • Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments
  • Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections
  • Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks
  • Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments
  • HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants
  • Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards

Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.

Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities Reviews

"This book joins other entries in the SpringerBriefs in Public Health, compact volumes that provide state-of-the-art reports. ... A short communication that accurately advises decision-makers about air quality in healthcare facilities is urgently needed and this book does just that." (J. Thomas Pierce, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2017)

About Stefano Capolongo

Stefano Capolongo, PhD, is an architect with a PhD in Public Health. He is associate professor at Politecnico di Milano and professor at the School of Specialization of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at University of Milan and University of Parma. Prof. Arch. Capolongo is author of more than 200 scientific publications, and conducts research and scientific collaboration in the design for themes like building hygiene, environmental sustainability, and social-health architecture.
Gaetano Settimo, PhD, is researcher at Istituto Superiore di Sanita in the Department of the Environment and Primary Prevention in Rome, Italy.
Marco Gola is an architect and PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. He specializes in architecture for sustainability, hospital planning, and construction.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Improving the Hospital's Indoor Air Quality
Carlo Signorelli and Stefano Capolongo
Indoor Air Quality in Healing Environments: Impacts of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Environmental Factors on UsersStefano Capolongo and Gaetano Settimo
Existing Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: The Case Study of Hospital EnvironmentsGaetano Settimo
Applications of IAQ Monitoring in International Healthcare SystemsMarco Gola, Ambra Mele, Barbara Tolino, and Stefano Capolongo
Hospital Environments and Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated InfectionsDaniela D'Alessandro and Gaetano Maria Fara
Analysis of Microorganisms in Hospital Environments and Potential RisksLucia Bonadonna, Rossella Briancesco, and Anna Maria CocciaLegionella Indoor Air Contamination in Healthcare EnvironmentsMaria Teresa Montagna, Osvalda De Giglio, Maria Luisa Cristina, Roberto Albertini, Cesira Pasquarella, GISIO-SItI Working Group, AIA Working Group, and SIMPIOS Working Group
Environmentally Friendly and Low-Emissivity Construction Materials and FurnitureIlaria Oberti
HVAC System Design in Healthcare Facilities and Control of Aerosol Contaminants: Issues, Tools, and ExperimentsCesare Maria Joppolo and Francesco Romano
HVAC Management in Health FacilitiesUmberto Moscato, Alice Borghini, and Adele Anna Teleman
Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in Inpatient WardsGaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, Veruscka Mannoni, Marco De Felice, Giorgio Padula, Ambra Mele, Barbara Tolino, and Stefano Capolongo
Perspectives of Air Quality Control in Healthcare Facilities: ConclusionsGaetano Maria Fara

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