In hospital environments, it is recognized that dust accumulated in the air-handling space is a vector of infectious diseases and contamination. The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation (JCAHO) has established rules for mitigating the spread of disease, limiting access to the air-handling "plenum" space. Procedures may restrict the number of ceiling tiles that can be removed, how long they are removed, and procedures for cleaning the air and personnel in the work area. Infection control risk assessment (ICRA) procedures have a serious impact on cabling installation, moves, adds, and changes.
Oberon enclosures provide access to wireless LAN access points and telecom equipment without entering the air handling space, simplifying compliance with ICRA guidelines. In addition to providing added safety, convenience, and the security of a locked door, Oberon enclosures also help installations meet the National Electric Code (N.E.C.) article 300.22 requirements for installing unlisted equipment above a suspended ceiling.
Oberon invites attendees of HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition on February 21-24, 2011 in Orlando, FL to visit Booth 514 to discuss factors to consider in planning healthcare wireless network deployments.
To learn more about planning and deploying wireless networks in healthcare environments and links to industry guidelines, please click here.
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