October 29 2020 0Comment

Re-Thinking Infection Control to Battle the Coronavirus Pandemic

Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11th of 2020, KR Wolfe has been deploying the company’s deep expertise in infection control and responsive field services to help contain the virus and protect patients and hospital staff.

“We’ve been working to alleviate some of the stress and burden our hospitals and healthcare facilities are experiencing during these challenging times,” said the firm’s president, Rachel Wolfe. “We believe that to beat this global health crisis, we are all going to have to do our part, and this may require many industries and organizations to re-think and reinforce their infection control measures.”

Early in the pandemic, the healthcare community was under fire to design and deploy new and elevated infection control protocols. KR Wolfe’s field experts were busy transforming unconventional spaces into infection-controlled areas. This included installing hallway exam rooms or temporary field units with negative air and HEPA filters. These areas, monitored with manometers, allowed patients to be checked-in and evaluated prior to entering actual hospital facilities.

Healthcare Facilities Expanding Virtual Care

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are increasingly turning to virtual care to assist patients worldwide. KR Wolfe’s Equipment Installation and Systems Integration teams are equipped to quickly ramp up telehealth services by installing and integrating state of the art teleconferencing hardware and software systems. Our teams are working across the United States to help hospitals provide virtual care to diagnose and protect patients and staff and keep beds available to those who need them.

Infection Control Solutions for Other Industries

Today, much like the virus itself, the concern and need for new and more sophisticated infection control measures have spread beyond the healthcare space. The seriousness of this ongoing threat is driving the need for new strategies. As a result, educational institutions, commercial office buildings and hospitality properties are implementing new infection control measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

While KR Wolfe is widely known for its expertise in technology-forward healthcare construction and Healthcare Renovation, the company, with its multiple specialty divisions, is equally adept at delivering turnkey infection control technologies for the education, transportation, hospitality and commercial real estate industries.  

Infection Control in Commercial Office Space

Technology is expected to play an increasingly larger role in keeping office workers and tenants safe. In addition to the widespread adoption of business teleconferencing technology, HVAC systems can be modified to recirculate filtered air within zones of occupied space. Rethinking infection control may also require the installation of higher levels of HEPA filtration, or the use of disinfecting ultraviolet light within ductwork and other HVAC components.

Rapid Response Times

KR Wolfe has dedicated teams ready to respond with boots on the ground within 24 hours to set up or fortify a facility’s infection control technology. The company is prepared to deploy teams to meet infection control requests at healthcare and other facilities across the nation. “Wolfe Pack” technicians are OSHA certified and trained in Infection Control Risk Assessment protocols. The company has delivered turnkey construction and/or capital equipment installations for some of the nation’s premier healthcare facilities, including Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General, and UC Davis Medical Center.

About KR Wolfe, Inc.

KR Wolfe delivers turnkey solutions for technical construction projects, proprietary equipment installations and systems integration, and also provides coast to coast Field Service maintenance and warranty service. The firm’s unmatched scope of capabilities, passion for new technologies and best-in-class customer service have made KR Wolfe a leader in the healthcare construction space.

KR Wolfe approaches every project with a focus on Quality, Understanding and caring, Exceptional Service, SPIRIT, Trust and integrity. That is our QUEST, and it’s how we strive to spread positivity and create valued construction experiences from start to finish.

Contact us today and let’s have a conversation about responsive solutions to your onsite COVID-19 infection concerns.