Archibus Healthcare Package Web Central V26.2

 

Archibus Healthcare is a bundling of Archibus products and is offered through Archibus SaaS. It includes: 

  • Space SaaS module
  • Maintenance SaaS module
  • Compliance (optional)
  • Performance Metric Framework
  • Healthcare-specific features
    • Healthcare home page with key metrics
    • Facilities Console view -- a one stop view for accessing space, equipment, maintenance, and compliance information for your medical facility
    • Bed Count Analysis report
    • Views for developing healthcare validating data
    • Healthcare-specific sample data and floor plans
    • Healthcare-related schema (validating tables, and new healthcare-specific fields in the Rooms, Floors, Buildings, and Equipment Standards tables)

 

With Archibus Healthcare, you can ensure that:

  • Assets are accessible and the location meets organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • Spaces are compliant and deficiencies are resolved making hospital staff more productive and keeping patients as safe as possible
  • Life safety building features (LSBF), such as fire barriers, escape exits and critical assets, are easily tracked and managed
  • Operations are optimized and stakeholders receive reports that are most important to them.
  • Building, floor, room, and equipment information--such as occupancy types, life-safety, room pressure--is personalized to meet your needs.

 

  1. 1.    Facilities Console

 

 

The Facilities Console is the tool you use to manage your healthcare facility. Use the Facilities Console to perform tasks such as:

  • Track and report on healthcare space and regulatory attributes
  • Retrieve open maintenance work, compliance requirements, and deficiencies
  • Visually explore facilities floor plans to plan work or respond to inspection inquiries by highlighting:
    • space healthcare information
    • pending maintenance work to schedule access into patient care or secured locations
    • checklists and follow-up actions
    • compliance requirements, waivers and deficiencies
    • asset location and information, including fire walls and door
    • room attributes like Pressurization, NFPA Occupancy Types, Room Function
    • checklists and deficiencies
    • pending corrective and preventive maintenance work
  • Display the location of fire and safety assets such as fire walls and doors, and quickly pull up their profiles.
  • Export data to XLS
  1. 2.    Rooms Table

The Rooms table has several healthcare-related fields. 

 

 

Field

Description

Flag Color Code

All rooms in a hospital have a flag to indicate whether they are:

  • occupied (red)
  • ready to be occupied, but empty (green)

With this information, maintenance managers can tell if they can access a room to do maintenance in or not.

Your business partner may wish to implement a connector so that you can obtain this information from the hospital system and display it in this field.

Note that the Rooms table also includes a Status field, as shown in the above image. This field is used in office environments for indicating if a seat is available for occupancy. For use with the healthcare Facilities Console, you will want to use the Flag Color Code field to obtain status.

Room Signage

Enter the text that appears outside the room on its sign.

Licensed Bed Count

Enter the number of licensed beds that exist in this room regardless of whether the beds are actually available for patient use.

The Licensed Bed Analysis report sums this value and records it as the Actual Licensed Beds value.

Fire Protection Type

Indicate how this room is protected from fire by choosing a value (Sprinkler, No Sprinkler, etc) from the validating Fire Protection Types table.

Room Pressurization Type

Indicate the room pressure (positive, negative, neutral) for this room by choosing a value from the validating Healthcare Room Pressure Types table.

For examples of room pressures in medical settings, see room pressure.

Zone Code

If you have developed zones, you can connect the room to a zone by choosing the zone in which the room is located from the validating Zones table.

If you have a license for the Emergency Preparedness application, you may have used the Draw Zones task to represent zones with polylines on the floor plan. In this case, the Zones table will already contain zone records and the zones will be associated with building and floors. If you already have Zone records created with Emergency Preparedness, access these validating records when completing the Zone Code field of Room records so that you can assign your rooms to zones.

Ligature Risk Type

Indicate the level of supervision that patients in this room require in order to avoid ligature risk (self-harm from hanging or strangulation).

Choose a value from the validating Ligature Risk Types table.

Healthcare Occupancy Type

Indicate the type of occupancy. This is handy for specifying occupancy types as defined by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), such as Ambulatory, Business, or Healthcare.

Choose a value from the validating Healthcare Occupancy Types table.

Secured Room?

Not everyone has access to this room; for example, it requires a key card.

Floor Location Name

If you have developed a floor's locations (such as wings, annexes, or towers) using the Healthcare Locations table, select the location in which this room is located.

 

 

  1. 3.    Room Pressure

In healthcare settings, room pressure is important for containing disease and providing patient safety. Providing positive and negative pressure rooms requires specialized construction and climate control equipment. For example, a minimum of 12 air-flow changes each hour must be maintained in order to sustain the desired environment; depending on the size and purpose of the room, more may be necessary.

Positive pressure rooms maintain a higher pressure inside the treated area than that of the surrounding environment. In positive pressure rooms, air can leave the room without circulating back in so that any airborne particle that originates in the room will be filtered out. and germs, particles, and other potential contaminants will not enter the room. Examples of positive pressure rooms in healthcare settings are:

  • rooms housing patients with compromised immune systems
  • rooms that must maintain a specific type of atmosphere, such as nurseries
  • in vitro fertilization labs
  • operating theatres

In contrast, a negative pressure room uses lower air pressure to allow outside air into the segregated environment. This traps and keeps potentially harmful particles within the negative pressure room by preventing internal air from leaving the space. Negative pressure rooms in medical facilities isolate patients with infectious conditions (AIIR) and protect people outside the room from exposure. Examples of negative pressure rooms are:

  • waiting areas, especially in emergency rooms
  • triage areas
  • bathrooms
  • AIIR (airborne infection isolation rooms) used for isolating patients with contagious, airborne diseases
  • autopsy and dark rooms
  • soiled laundry areas
  • decontamination spaces

 

 



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