North Dakota hospital adds unit capable of handling Ebola or Superbug affected patients

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

April 14, 2015

A North Dakota hospital has added a special care unit designed specifically to treat patients with highly infectious diseases such as Ebola.

The unit, in an out-of-the way part of the hospital, includes two patient rooms, an anteroom for nurses and other healthcare providers, a special laboratory, and a medical waste disposal room.

The patient rooms have been painted with a special paint that reflects ultraviolet lights, which makes disinfectant more effective. The rooms have additional safety features, including a special ventilation system that maintains negative air pressure which helps contain airborne pathogens.