Concerns about a Global outbreak of novel Coronavirus infection, similar to the 2002 outbreak, are rising, and the number of infected patients is increasing daily.
A Coronavirus pandemic may put the lives of thousands of people at risk and will challenge the health and well-being of healthcare workers.
During the 2002 SARS epidemic many professional and infection control organizations recommended to use hydrophobic breathing system filters to efficiently contain the infectious Coronavirus.
Publications of WHO and CDC about the Coronavirus:
Pall Breathing System Filters provide high levels of protection against cross contamination and cross infection with airborne and liquid borne viruses and bacteria.
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Ultipor® 25 Heat and Moisture Exchanging Filter
Use on the endotracheal tube of the anesthesia patient. Interrupts the route of airborne and liquid borne transmission of viruses and bacteria via the breathing system.
Ultipor® 100 Heat and Moisture Exchanging Filter
Use on the endotracheal tube of the intensive/critical care and anesthesia patient. Interrupts the route of airborne and liquid borne transmission of viruses and bacteria via the breathing system.
BB50T Breathing Circuit Filter
Use at machine side on the expiration and/ or inspiration limb of the ventilator, increasing machine availability by decreasing turnaround times between patients.
General routes of transmission
Certain micro-organisms can be carried in airborne particles (droplet nuclei,
1 – 5 µm). Infectious particles are released by infected individuals when they:
There is a risk of transmission in hospitals during aerosol-generating procedures related to ventilation:
- Endotracheal intubation
- Airway suctioning
- Positive pressure ventilation via face mask (e.g. BiPAP, CPAP)
- High frequency oscillatory ventilation
- Sputum induction
- Aerosolized or nebulized medication application