The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published “Interim Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in a Healthcare Setting, April 24, 2009 21:00 EDT.”
This on-line document can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidelines_infection_control.htm and reads as follows:
“Infection Control of Ill Persons in a Healthcare Setting
Patients with suspected or confirmed case-status should be placed in a single-patient room with the door kept closed. If available, an airborne infection isolation room (AIIR) with negative pressure air handling with 6 to 12 air changes per hour can be used. Air can be exhausted directly outside or be recirculated after filtration by a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. For suctioning, bronchoscopy, or intubation, use a procedure room with negative pressure air handling.”
The XJ-2 quickly and easily converts ordinary patient care rooms into negative pressure isolation rooms. The XJ-2 is HEPA-filtered and available from Air Quality Engineering. The XJ-2 complies with the above guidance from the CDC.
Call Air Quality Engineering at 1-888-883-3273 for pricing and shipping information.
For air purification, the XJ-2 is the quietest medical-grade room HEPA air cleaner available that is suitable for hospitals, extended-care facilities, nursing homes and institutional use. This is also a great unit for asthma patient rooms. Optional digital room pressure monitor gives the CDC specified position certification that negative pressure in the isolation room is maintained. The XJ-2 air filtration system is independently lab tested and certified as a whole air cleaner to a minimum of 99.97% efficiency. This is especially important as simply installing a HEPA air filter into an air cleaner cabinet can not guarantee HEPA performance as penetrations into the air cleaner cabinet, leaks around doors and the integrity of the HEPA seal itself must all be taken into consideration and tested to guarantee performance. Make sure to ask whether the air cleaner was HEPA tested as a whole before purchasing!
For more information on our HEPA air cleaner, check out the spec sheet.