For most of our lives doing certain things at select facilities was a given. We shopped for drugs at the drugstore; shopped for food at the grocery store and went to the Doctor’s office, clinic or hospital for medical treatment.
Today, all these services are offered, in part, in a number of retail operations. The ability to be able to purchase food, drugs, and obtain general medical treatment is now possible in stores such as Kroger, CVS and Walgreens.
Krogers has “The Little Clinc”; CVS has ” Minute Clinic” and Walgreens has “Take Care Health”. These facilities provide a quasi-medical triage approach to treat and diagnose a number of medical problems. While there is no Doctor in these facilities they do have EMT’s, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants on staff. These facilities are often open during store hours and are relatively inexpensive; charging $35.00 to $50.00 for an exam.
These “mini-clincs” see a lot of infants, young children and individuals who have no health care or are moderate to low income individuals. Often these patients have small aches and pains, colds, flu, infections and other maladies. In many cases these patients are also carrying a communicable disease and may have waited a while to get any treatment. As a result, the medical staff in these clinics are at risk of getting sick.
Pure Air Systems has been providing commercially made, certified HEPA filtration systems for clinics, hospitals, laboratories and surgery rooms for over 20 years. These systems offer a wide range of sizes and air flow designs. From our smallest new HPS series portable HEPA units to our largest 2000HS series systems, the HEPA systems by Pure Air Systems offer HEPA filtered air flow capabilities from 100 CFM to 2000 CFM with variable speed capability.
The HEPA systems are often used to filter all the air in exam room or treatment area to remove the airborne pathogens and allergens from the air and maintain a more sterile environment for the medical staff as well as the other patients. The HEPA systems can be placed strategically in the clinic to either wash the air, pressurize the room or make the room negative depending upon the environmental requirements.
The new HPS portable HEPA unit is only 13″ square and 21″ long and can produce up to 500 CFM of HEPA filtered air. This new four speed HEPA unit can be taken from room to room if necessary.
For more information on the entire line of HEPA filtration systems please go to our website at: www.pureairsystems.com