Protection and access: the critical role of entrance systems in healthcare facilities

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Ensuring that patients, staff, and visitors are kept as safe as possible is essential to an effective healthcare environment. From accessing the hospital or clinic to the way staff interact and move through the facility, entrances play a crucial role in hygiene, security, and accessibility. With ever-evolving safety standards and unpredictable demand placed on healthcare organizations, modernizing door systems is an essential part of improving overall efficiency and performance.

Increasing global awareness of infectious disease control, and the vectors through which disease and bacteria spread is placing greater scrutiny on doorways. Often requiring physical interaction to pass through them, doorways are a key transmission location. While personal hygiene practices play a critical role in minimizing this risk, there are alternative access options.

ICU doors with technology such as electronic glass and touchless designs have been adapted for critical environments. These systems are favored by world-class healthcare locations and are ideal for maintaining sterilization and infection control.  Designated cleanrooms also require specific solutions with access control and air flow control to meet stringent hygiene requirements and minimize contamination.

For allowing movement into and out of a facility, automatic sliding doors quickly accommodate changes in traffic flow and make for ideal building entrances. Revolving doors are another alternative for when airflow and climate control are a priority. When space is a factor, like in emergency rooms and wards, automatic swing doors are solutions that allow for maximum convenience and the rapid transport of patients and beds in places such as hospital corridors. Touchless wave plates allow for the doors to be operated without touching a door handle, further reducing the risk of spreading harmful germs or bacteria in such facilities.  

Keeping automatic doors and entrance systems running is essential to ensuring access and maintaining hygiene. Minimizing contamination and the transmission of infections relies on the automatic, hands-free operation of these systems, especially in healthcare facilities where seconds count. Making sure your doors are properly serviced will help minimize the downtime of automated entrance systems in healthcare locations and help to increase the safety of patients, staff and visitors. 

With a dedicated team of sales reps, architectural professionals and service technicians, we are ready to help you design hand-free healthcare facilities and keep your entrance systems in good health. Help stop the spread of germs and contact us today.