Safety at the Source: Eliminating Airborne Pathogens from OR HVAC
The words ‘biofilm’ and ‘disinfection’ are commonly used in Sterile Processing departments, but did you know these terms are also applicable when talking about your hospital’s HVAC system? In the healthcare setting, we often take for granted the air around us. We cannot see it, but we know it’s there and it has the ability to carry dangerous microorganisms with it from room to room and floor to floor throughout the hospital. On this episode of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series we talk with Pat Leach, Business Development Manager at Alfa Laval, about the system that acts as the lungs of the hospital–conditioning, cleaning and carrying air to occupants throughout the building. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is capable of allowing biofilms living inside of it to survive, thrive and be carried throughout the hospital. Pat Leach discusses an HVAC technology that combines Liquid desiccant solution dehumidification and Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to disinfect the air, remove pathogens in the air stream, and ensure that the air we breathe is helping rather than hurting healthcare workers and the patients we serve. Tune in now for this discussion!
Learn more about Alfa Laval by visiting www.alfalaval.us/pureair. Follow Alfa Laval on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. You can also e-mail Pat Leach for more information at email@example.com or call 716-259-0772.
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