Reducing Post Operative Infections

For most people the word hospital conjures up a feeling of safety, help, relief, life saving and comfort. The doctors and nurses are highly trained and skilled at providing medical treatment for any type of physical trauma, disease or malady. The operating rooms are filled with  the most advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment money can buy. The rooms are all under positive pressure using 100% HEPA filtered air to eliminate the possibility of infection. During the operation you are protected by this very sterile environment. However, once you leave the operating room everything changes.

Depending upon which source you use, post operative infections account for over 100,000 deaths in the US every year. This does not include the number of patients  affected that have to return to the hospital or require follow-up treatment to deal with infections incurred while being treated in the hospital. And there is a good reason to be concerned. Treating some of the infections has been challenged by bacteria that have become resistant to all the standard antibiotics. But there is one way to minimize the expensive and devastating consequences of post operative infections.

As noted in the beginning of this blog the operating rooms utilize HEPA filters to eliminate the possibility of any airborne pathogens that may pose a potential risk for infection. Often some recovery rooms for patients the have received bone marrow transplants or have a weakened immune system due to a specific treatment, use HEPA filtered air in the rooms and these rooms, like operating rooms, are pressurized.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA and Carbon based, commercial grade air filtration systems since 1985. They use only certified, scanned HEPA filters in their heavy duty, all steel housed systems. The PAS units also incorporate the ECM style variable speed motors that are rated 120/240 volt, 50/60 Hz motors. These motors not only use less electricity but can be digitally controlled for best air flow to match required filtration performance.

The PAS HEPA systems are used in many commercial applications and a large number are utilized by hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in the U.S. and around the world. These compact, high volume units can both pressurize and provide 100% HEPA filtered air in medium sized operating rooms as well as isolation rooms and individual patient rooms. For medical facilities requiring a cost effective method for minimizing or eliminating infections in their facilities, the PAS units offer superior performance at a cost that is considerably less than the cost of treating patients with severe infections.

Today, over 60% of the PAS HEPA systems are used in the residential and light commercial markets. For patients returning home from long hospital stays using one of the various central HEPA systems by PAS can be of significant value. Also, PAS makes a unique, high volume portable HEPA unit that can be used effectively in any single room application. In either case, these HEPA systems can make the difference between a significant recovery or continued treatment for infection.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based filtration systems please go to our website at: . Or you can reach us on Twitter: @pureairsystems. Call us during normal business hours on our toll-free number. 800-869-8025.

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Critical Care!

We often hear on the news or read online about someone who sustained an injury, is in the hospital and is listed as critical. Critical care involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained medical personnel whose primary job is keeping the patient alive. There are critical care nurses that are specially trained to deal with the medical care required for patients that are critical.

Of course, the word critical is also used when speaking of a certain component for a piece of equipment such as the oxygen system in a jet fighter which is a critical component that allows the pilot to breathe above 14,000 feet. Or, this term is also used when we urgently need to get someone to someplace as soon as possible; as in it is critical that Jim be there for this meeting.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, certified HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems for the commercial, institutional, industrial and residential markets since 1985.  These systems incorporate scanned, tested and certified HEPA filters, identical to those used in surgery rooms and microchip manufacturing where keeping the air free from sub micron particles is “critical.”

In applications like optics, satellite production, pharmaceutical manufacturing and all those areas where a “clean room” environment is critical to the exacting performance required, the HEPA systems by PAS meet or exceed those capabilities. In medical situations where someone needs to be isolated for a bone marrow transplant or has a communicable disease, these HEPA systems by Pure Air Systems are a critical component in these operations.

These HEPA and Carbon based systems are designed so they be used either as stand alone units or attached to an existing heating/cooling ventilation system. They are designed to operate on any electrical power source world wide and are built to last as long as 20 years with only changing the filters and perhaps one motor during this life cycle.

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