IC in elevator in an hospital treating MDR patients
in the prospect of preparing plan for renovating a general hospital near Maputo, Mozambique, receiving various patients,(OPD, pediatric ward, but mostly TB patients including MDR) we came across the issue of the elevator. Indeed it would be welcome to repair the existing one, as there are 5 floors. The current organization being that 5th floor is dedicated to MDR, 4th to Smear +, while 2nd & 3rd are for smear negative severe cases, (mostly HIV, which prevalence in TB patients is 2/3).
Question is: do you have experience and guidance on IC in an elevator, susceptible to host various type of TB patients, their relatives, staff ? An interesting exercise for a training maybe, as obviously the 3 levels of IC measures would be needed.
Thanks for sharing specifics.
Warm regards to the community
Gaël Claquin, WHO Mozambique