A ZipWall Barrier Protects Hospital Pharmacy – Posted by @abcnews April 1, 2020: “A pharmacist works behind plastic sheeting in Queens’ hard-hit Elmhurst Hospital.” Our hearts and thanks go to all health care workers and first responders.
ZipWall Barriers Helping Hospitals in the COVID Crisis – Inventive Garret Haynes wrote “I am certified in infection control for construction in hospital environments and have been using ZipWall products for many years… but during the COVID outbreak, I used the ZipWall poles to create ‘cold zones’ for the hospital staff on COVID ‘hot floors’ saving Seattle healthcare workers precious time and PPE.” – Photo by Garret Haynes, Washington State
ZipWall in Seattle, WA COVID Ward – The Today Show on April 9 took viewers inside the Covid-19 ward at the Seattle-based UW Medical Center, and showed how ZipWall barriers were used to create ‘hot zones’ for coronavirus patients where PPE is required, and ‘cold zones’ where it is not. It was one of the measures taken by the hospital to keep staff safe and boost morale.
ZipWall Containment during Early Days of the COVID-19 Outbreak – Steve R Giss, MD, FACS, a surgeon in Pierce County, WA posted this in March 2020: “Hospital Lockdown Day#2… The Calm Before the Storm? Washington State”. Similar ZipWall installations can be seen in hospitals all over the country as the pandemic continues to spread. – Published on gissuntethered.com.
ZipWall Barriers Helping Hospitals in the COVID Crisis – This ZipWall containment barrier was set up by Garret Haynes around the nurses’ station on a COVID floor at a Seattle, WA hospital. “Thanks ZipWall for creating a versatile and simple product that makes working in a health care environment manageable.” – Photo by Garret Haynes, Washington State
ZipWall Barrier with Clear Windows in a COVID Ward – According to Dean Ianazzi, Director of Operations for the St. Anthony Hospital and Mt. Alverno Center in NY, nurses caring for COVID patients appreciate having clear plastic windows in the containment barrier. Their ability to take readings through a window cuts down on the number of times nurses have to enter patients’ rooms. – Installation and photo by Garret Haynes, Washington State
A Typical ZipWall Containment Isolates Patient Rooms in a COVID Ward – Hospitals around the country create isolated patient rooms using ZipWall poles and flame-retardant plastic sheeting. Entries are created with self-adhesive ZipWall zippers. These temporary isolation rooms are very quick to set up and take down. After use, the poles can easily be disinfected and the plastic and zippers discarded.
ZipWall Barriers Help COVID Healthcare Workers – “It really is incredible how much PPE doctors and nurses have to use to properly protect themselves,“ wrote Garret Haynes, who used ZipWall barriers in a Seattle COVID ward to create protected areas where healthcare workers do not need to wear full PPE while still being able to keep an eye on the floor.
ZipWall Barriers on COVID Floors – From the early days of the COVID outbreak in the US, hospitals around the country were setting up ZipWall containment barriers to help control the flow of air on COVID floors. This powerful scene was shown on CNN’s Anderson Cooper Global Town Hall in April.
ZipWall Barriers in Healthcare Facilities – ZipWall products are widely used in healthcare facilities to control airborne dust during construction. During the COVID outbreak, hospitals are using ZipWall to create temporary barriers as shown here, or for creating Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms (AIIRs). A ZipWall isolation room can be set up with negative air pressure that is either exhausted to the outside or filtered through a HEPA air filter. – Installation and photo by Garret Haynes, Washington State
ZipWall Barriers on The Today Show – A report that aired April 9 took viewers inside one of the first hospitals in the country to treat COVID-19 patients. The hospital took a variety of creative measures to provide a safe work environment for the hospital staff and boost morale. ZipWall barriers were part of the solution, creating special zones on the COVID ward where nurses and doctors did not need full PPE.
ZipDoor® Seals off a room – When setting up a bedroom for home care or sealing off a room in a nursing home or healthcare facility, the easiest way to do so is by using a ZipDoor kit. The kit includes a plastic door cover with built-in zippers for easy access and comes with a special double-sided tape that attaches it to the doorframe without causing damage. The commercial version of the ZipDoor kit is flame retardant.