4-Bed Hospital isolation skid
ADS designed and built a Hospital Isolation Skid with capacity for four hospital beds. This unit is designed to provide negative air return through a hospital grade FA700 HEPA filter. It features two separate HVAC units keep the interior rooms at the desired temperatures independent of one another. This unit is designed to be rapidly deployed and can be a stand-alone unit to support smaller operations.
The original prototype was designed to have two beds and create a mini-hospital. After the pandemic spread of COVID-19, it became apparent that the Hospital Isolation Skid was NOT a scalable solution. The design has been modified and stretched to 40 feet in length to increase capacity and accommodate 4 beds. The target use is to "support" temporary isolation centers as an auxiliary unit for medical staff to provide a higher level of care. A ratio of 1 isolation bed to every 40 temporary beds may be an appropriate number. Meaning that if you had a 1000-person temporary hospital, you would need 25 isolation beds – or roughly 6 Hospital Isolation Skids.
- Family members in temporary care facilities would no longer need be completely separated from their family members. Windows are installed in the unit for medical staff observation, but that also means a family member could at least be with, or view a family member that was in critical care.
- Isolation skids could be added or withdrawn from temporary medical sites and relocated to others sites quickly as the need arises.
- Could be used to house medical staff onsite away from patients
The first 2-bed Hospital Isolation Skid prototype is complete and ready for deployment. The modified units are being parts sourced and are expected to begin production by April 3rd . The first 4-bed Hospital Isolation Skid production unit can be completed by 15 April. From 15 April and beyond, it is expected that one unit could be completed every other day. Estimates indicate that 9 units will be completed by the end of April (36 beds.) Projections support that production can increase to one unit per day on or about the 30th of April.
Simon R Elliott, President Active Deployment Systems. 512-431-2025. email@example.com.