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Surgical suites breathing easier?

by Susan Cantrell, ELS

Isolation systems

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Mintie’s ECU2 generation of product is modular, scalable, and multifunctional, with all four levels of containment to comply with ICRA.

Airborne particulates can present an elevated risk during construction projects at healthcare facilities. Natural and man-made disasters also may call for special measures. Fortunately, there are companies that provide products designed specifically to contain and isolate. Mintie Technologies Inc., Los Angeles, CA, is one of those companies. Jim Bieritz, Director, US Sales, described some of their containment products. "Mintie ECUs [environmental containment units] are used for construction, renovation, and maintenance activities to provide safe risk mitigation for projects requiring Infection Control Risk Assessment containment levels 1 through 4 in occupied patient space. An ECU2 Bundle with the Corridor Flange solution provides for temporary surge isolation. This scalable design provides contingency options for creating larger isolation areas, such as a corridor or a wing of a facility, when emergency plans escalate. Additionally, the ICORoom option is designed for containing an OR suite when an infected patient needs to undergo a surgical procedure, mitigating risk of spreading contamination from the positively pressured OR."3

"Mintie provides mobile containment to facility engineers and contractors to contain particulate generated by their work," continued Bieritz. "Whether access to plenum or sidewall space or segregating HVAC service is required, Mintie products meet the challenge of mitigating HAIs. Disposable envelope (DE) options for existing frames add a superior option for work in critical-care areas. With proper use, Mintie containment products are an effective means to protect against HAIs related to facilities work activity, especially for patient populations that are immunocompromised and for critical-care populations. Utilizing containment mitigates the risk and costs associated with HAIs, lawsuits over wrongful death, and fines for noncompliance by the Joint Commission."

Bieritz noted their products’ ease of use. "Mintie’s frame design makes deployment simple and ready to use in minutes. The collapsible frame makes the ECU product easy to store, and it is very portable. The mobile platform allows for easy relocation without removing ladders and tools. The attachable Tow Cart can carry a HEPA unit to provide level 3, required negative pressure for 
critical-care environments. The DE eliminates maintenance of the product." 
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References

1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Indoor environmental quality.http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/. Last accessed August 13, 2013.

2. Ryan RM, Wilding GE, Wynn RJ, et al. 2011. Effect of enhanced ultraviolet germicidal irradiation in the heating ventilation and air conditioning system on ventilator-associated pneumonia in a neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2011;31(9):607-614.

3. Olmsted RN. Pilot study of directional airflow and containment of airborne particles in the size of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an operating room. Am J Infect Control. 2008;36:260-267.

 

 

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