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Selecting the Right Door for Sensitive Healthcare Environments

Self-closing, trackless, telescoping action maximizes space, infection control and patient privacy 

Choosing the right door plays a critical role in protecting the health and safety of patients, healthcare professionals and visitors.

Some doors, like the Profiler Isolation Door System (IDS) from Horton, are specifically designed to reduce the risk of infections in sensitive healthcare environments such as intensive care units, critical care units, medical office buildings and laboratories. 

Engineered for Healthcare Environments

A quality high-performance isolation door system engineered specifically for high-risk healthcare environments should feature a trackless design for superior hygiene and smooth transition between hallway and patient room.

Look for door systems with full-breakout capability to enhance accessibility in the event of an emergency or large equipment transfer. A manually operated design with smooth self-closing action requires no electric power to operate, further adding to the product’s safety in the event of power loss.


Exceeds FGI, ANSI and NFPA Standards

The Horton IDS helps protect against airborne contagions and exceeds the requirements of the 2018 Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) for Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms (AIIR). The system is tested to UL 1784 and meets the requirements of NFPA 105.

Self-Closing Mechanism for Added Convenience, Safety

To further ensure that you’re specifying the right door for a particular application, it is advantageous to select a smoke-rated ICU door, such as the Horton IDS, that is designed for negative, positive or a combination of both pressure rooms. The fully-concealed self-closing device from Horton prevents panels from slamming shut for quieter operation and patient comfort.

Furthermore, Horton’s telescoping IDS features an optional electromagnetic Hold-Open device which ties into the building management system and closes the door in the event of an alarm signal.

To learn more about Profiler ICU Isolation Door System or any Horton healthcare sliding door solutions, visit the Horton website or contact your distributor

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