A “white room” is a room where aeration, ventilation, air filtration, building materials and operating procedures are prescribed in order to control the concentration and quality of the particles which are present in the air and to meet adequate cleaning standards.
The correct functioning of HEPA filters is normally tested at the time of installation, as well as part of the routine maintenance programme. It is normally recommended that HEPA filters are checked at 14 month intervals or less, or immediately after filter changing. Where high efficiency filters are fitted, it is vital that the filter housing/sealing device does not allow particulate material to pass and thereby compromise the clean room environment that is being served. Testing is necessary since HEPA filters can become partially or totally blocked, rendering the filter of little value.
Omnitec Design is concerned with providing the highest levels of protection for hospital workers and patients. After hospital cleaning staff carry out infectious disease control cleanup procedures (the removal of all physical items) in the infected areas, the room can then be put back in service faster if the air is purified and sterilized using an OmniAire PAC Portable Air Cleaner with high output PEROx air purifier module.xide plasma generator. This results in minimal room shut down and disruption which is a major concern for all hospital administrations.
To create a clean room environment for hyper-sensitive patients, the room can be positively pressurized with clean, sterile air to prevent bio-contaminants to migrate into the room. This protective environment is recommended for HIV patients, bone marrow transplant, ICU rooms, diabetes patients, cancer patients, stem cell transplants and other high risk patients.
Anywhere there is a large gathering of people, respiratory infections can be acquired due to exposure to airborne pathogenic microorganisms. To help prevent the spread of diseases the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that potential problem areas be isolated and the air purified by portable, HEPA air filtration equipment. OmniAire and OmniAire PAC portable HEPA air filtration machines provide a clean air supply necessary to protect the public in gathering areas such as schools, emergency shelters or temporary healthcare facilities. To comply with CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of disease and contamination of sensitive areas, OmniAire HEPA air filtration machines are commonly used to:
-Create a negative air pressure in isolation containment
-Supply purified air for required air changes (ACH)
-Sanitize airflow in operating and patient’s rooms
-Purify air in waiting rooms and public areas
-Prevent contamination in compounding pharmacies
Environics gas mixing, blending and dilution systems provide for precise mixing of gases for a wide variety of clinical applications. Our systems can produce gas concentrations from percent to ppb levels for single or multi-point calibration. The high accuracy of our mixers make them the units of choice for a wide variety of laboratory and research applications. For example, Environics Biological Atmosphere Incubation Mixers provide stable and accurate gas mixes for any laboratory or clinical need. You can generate the specific reduced oxygen environments needed for anerobes as well as the enriched oxygen environments needed in a variety of cellular, viral and high density culture applications. Systems can also be used to create a specific and stable gaseous environment in a clean room. In all cases, the Environics Atmosphere Mixers allow you to use less expensive single-gas cylinders or bulk tanks in place of a high number of expensive blended cylinders.