Study finds high-volume OR airflow can reduce revisions due to infections by 20% compared to low volume airflow systems
The air in the OR is considered a risk factor for surgical site infection (SSI) due to airborne bacteria shed from the surgical staff or from patients themselves. Not all airflow systems are alike, however.
A recent study in the The Journal of Hospital Infection validates the efficacy of the technology found in the SurgicAir® Zero System, the only system that has achieved ISO Class 3 cleanliness at the patient in an active room.
“Considering that unidirectional (UDF) systems can create lower particle and microbial load than conventional systems, our findings support the use of high-volume UDF systems for all ultraclean surgery in the future.”
The Journal of Hospital Infection, June 2020
Conventional Laminar Airflow
• 10,000+ particles per cubic meter near the patient
• Little or no temperature control
• High energy consumption
The SurgicAir Zero System
• Zero airborne contaminants at the patient
• Precise, rapid temperature control for patient and staff
• Uses less energy than conventional systems
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About Precision Air
Precision Air is the only U.S. healthcare company specializing in improving surgical patient outcomes through customized, zero-particle OR airflow solutions. Since 1974, our research-based philosophy has been built upon the idea that patients and surgical teams deserve the safest, most comfortable environments that technology can provide. By placing a strong emphasis on custom innovation and ROI for our customers, hospitals all over the world are enjoying the value-added benefits that only a specialist like Precision Air can provide.