In a nursing home there are many people all living in close quarters which certainly increases the chances of cross contamination, especially if there are rooms shared by two or more sick patients. In order to protect those patients as well as the nurses, doctors and other nursing home staff that might be going in and out of the rooms, it is important to keep the air as germ-free as possible.
By installing a Safety Halo® above the sick patient’s bed and locating it properly over the patient, it will provide a cone of gently-pressurized flowing air that will block or capture and carry away from the patient germs and other contaminants exhaled or brought in on the clothing of medical and other visitors. It will also help blow away germs the patient exhales to help reduce reinfection and protect staff and visitors. In addition, the Safety Halo® will also help reduce the overall number and concentration of germs in the room.
The Safety Halo® is easy to install without using heavy machinery and can be done quickly. The Safety Halo® works by pulling the dirty germ-filled air into its housing to filter it. There it has a pre-filter at the point of entry that extracts larger dust particles from the air. The air then flows through a HEPA filter element to clean out germs and other tiny contaminants. After the HEPA filter, the air then blows out of the bottom of the Safety Halo® to replace the dirty air in the room. Having the pre-filter on this unit helps prevent the HEPA filter from clogging quickly and greatly extends its life. This will significantly cut down replacement and maintenance costs.
As an alternative, installing an Air Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) can also have large beneficial effects on any room in the nursing home by removing particles without using any filter elements and spreading clean air throughout the room. Instead of blocking and collecting the debris with filter media, ACBs use the momentum of the particles to separate them from the air and eject them directly. The big benefit: they blow and clean air without any filter elements to buy, store, replace or dispose. Since debris does not accumulate in the units and clog, you can count on steady airflow, air pressure and power consumption. No filter elements means no filter maintenance! They can also be used to pre-clean the air for the HEPA element in the Safety Halos® when the air is especially dirty.