Breathing System Filters
A breath of fresh air
Pall Breathing System Filters have been designed to meet the highest performance and quality standards in mechanical ventilation in anaesthesia and intensive care. A plethora of data is available on their validation for the retention of the various human pathogenic organisms and agents, e.g. Influenza Virus A (H1N5), Human Immunodefficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, pathogenic prion proteins, and many others. Their use at the patient side in anaesthesia ventilation provide a reliable barrier against cross contamination between the patient and the ventilation system, enabling the extended use of the breathing system.
Pall Breathing System Filters are also used in intensive care ventilation to provide physiological levels of humidification to the patient's breathing gases and high levels of protection against airborne and liquid borne contamination. A prospective, controlled randomized clinical trial showed that the rate of ventilator associated pneumonia was significantly reduced in the patient group that used the Pall Breathing System Filters as compared to the group that used active humidification.
In the medical industry, patient care, safety, and health are everyone’s top priority. But even in the most sterile environments, health care facilities can pose significant risk to patients, healthcare professionals, and bystanders through cross-contamination and cross-infection.