electrical hospital unit

Equipment and installation of IT systems in hospitals

Hospital electrical safety is a topic that can’t be taken for granted. It is important to know what IT systems are and how they can be used in hospitals.

IT systems are distinguished by the fact that all active components are grounded through a high impedance.

The reason why a high impedance is applied is due to metrological aspects, in order not to jeopardize the electrical safety, in this case hospitals.

Therefore, the grounding of the electrical installation masses can be done either together or individually.

Insulation monitors: what they are and their benefits

It is important to keep in mind that electrical insulation is essential in electrical facilities. Today we are going to talk about insulation monitors as an important element in electrical safety, especially in the hospital sector.

First of all it must be understood that insulation monitors are devices which supervise the insulation resistance in IT systems.

They also monitor the leakage or differential current, both in grounded systems such as TB and TT. Therefore, it is the two alarms of the insulation monitors that allow to know the condition of the equipment before a ground failure takes place.

It is therefore an essential element to prevent shortages in the electrical system of a hospital.

Keep ICU running properly

In these coronavirus times, hospitals must ensure the proper functioning of ICU, ensuring that health care teams don’t fail, and that patients can count on the health service in absolute safety.

At ETKHO we specialize in the manufacture of electrical safety equipment, and we provide services for critical hospital areas, the ones that should be in optimal condition in the current situation.

You can count on specialists in high quality services and technological products, guaranteeing a good operation of the IT electrical systems of the critical areas or units.

COVID-19 patient ventilators

Among the indispensable tools or devices for health today we find the ventilation devices for COVID-19 patients.

This has motivated us to write about what they are, how they work, what kind of ventilators are available. Moreover, we think it is convenient to talk to you about electrical safety in order to guarantee the good working of health centres.

They are simply mechanical ventilators for patients with breathing difficulties. A respirator is a machine that is electrically powered, that is why it is important to have good electrical safety to ensure that hospital facilities in critical areas can respond effectively to the electrical demand for these devices.

guía práctica estado del sistema eléctrico de unidad hospitalaria

Practical guide to know the status of the electrical system of a hospital unit

This article is intended to provide you a list of aspects to check the condition of the electrical installations in the hospital unit, therefore we offer it as a practical and quick guide to determine the status of the electrical system in a hospital.

We address hospital units since we know that they are environments with high risks of electrical failures when they do not have an appropriate electrical safety system.
In these situations, failures do not limit their consequences to damages to electrical equipment, but they can extend to human losses.

You certainly want the hospital unit under your care to operate optimally and safely.

Tips for designing a hospital electrical system

Lo primero que hay que reconocer es que cada hospital tiene una realidad distinta. Es cierto que todos cuentan con departamentos iguales, prestan servicios de salud, entre otras similitudes. Pero nos referimos a que cada hospital tiene una distribución distinta de sus áreas, dimensiones diferentes, algunos tienen más equipos en el quirófano que otros.

Por tanto, pretender crear un sistema eléctrico estándar ya es un error. Se debe comenzar con una evaluación de la unidad hospitalaria. Así que el primero de los consejos para el diseño de un sistema eléctrico en hospitales es evaluar las necesidades de cada área del hospital, identificando los riesgos eléctricos de las mismas.

Find out what a hospital electrical substation looks like

La seguridad eléctrica en el quirófano es un aspecto que debe ser considerado con máxima seriedad. Las precauciones, mediante un sistema eléctrico bien diseñado, permite afrontar las potenciales complicaciones que se relacionan con la electricidad.

Es por ello que aspectos como la continuidad de flujos de energía tienen vital importancia para mantener adecuadamente la red de flujos eléctricos y proteger al paciente, personal médico, equipos e instalaciones. Hay que tener en cuenta que cada uno de los equipos destinados a mantener la seguridad eléctrica, deben destinarse exclusivamente a proveer la alimentación de los equipos del área del quirófano.