Client Nebraska Medicine

Biocontainment Patient Care Unit

Omaha, Nebraska

The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit (BPCU) is a 10-bed, 4,100-SF facility in the university tower. When originally constructed the unit was the first-of-its-kind and remains the largest in the US for public patients. The facility is designed to be environmentally self-contained for the treatment of patients having contracted any one of a variety of highly-contagious diseases.

At a glance

5 Patient Rooms

Environmental Control System - 15 Air Changes per Hour

Changing Booths, Pass-thru Lockers

Autoclave

Decontamination, Pass-through Shower

Central Work Station

Video phones and windows for patient comfort

Features

Secure entrance and exit

Unidirectional path of air, staff, equipment

Dedicated air-handling system that filters incoming and outgoing air using HEPA and UV light, with patient rooms kept at negative pressure

Specially treated surfaces withstand repeated disinfecting solutions

Air-tight welded and treated seams and drop-down ceilings to protect adjacent non-containment areas

Services

Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural

Interior Design

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biocontainment patient care units in the US

FACT:

This Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit is the largest of its kind.

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Number of biocontainment patient rooms in the United States