A simple phrase that has been used millions of times for over a hundred years. Often told to children by their parents, the “better safe than sorry” statement allowed you to have someone use a safer material or wear some protective cloths or even buy travel insurance just to be on the safe side. Of course for those who throw “caution to the wind” this phrase is merely another reason to have to follow some stupid rule.
The new APPAIS unit, from Pure Air Systems, is a new design of the portable HEPA unit designed to be used in conjunction with injections given by Pharmacists, Nurses, Doctors and Clinicians in any environment that is not antiseptically clean. ( which are most environments). This unit has the ability to maintain a clean pocket of air that surrounds the area of the arm or body that will be injected.
Injections are relatively simple, but they process is not really done under any particular guidelines. With more injections being done in Pharmacies, Walmarts, Retail Medi-Centers, etc, etc, you have individuals who are having their skin punctured in environments that are far from being clean and that are contaminated by people, products and an assortment of airborne pathogens that would make you shutter if you actually knew what was in the air. And this is where you will get punctured or injected.
The APPAIS unit uses commercial grade HEPA filters that are 99.99% effective on particles 0.3 microns and larger and approach 98% efficiency on particles smaller than 0.3 microns. The system has been recognized by the FDA to provide an Iso 6 environment ( less than .05 % ) particulate at 0.3 microns or larger 40″ from the face of the unit. This means the injection site is in an environment that is very close to that of a surgery room. Now, wouldn’t you want to have your injection with the APPAIS unit rather than next to a rack of candy, books or other materials?