Pandemic Flu Preparedness for Anesthesiologists & Respiratory Care Managers
Links Related to Pandemic Preparedness
- Swine Flu (H1N1); CDC
- Understanding Flu Terms; PandemicFlu.gov
- Swine Influenza; World Health Organization
- Update on European Situation ; ECDC
- Emerging Infectious Diseases; CDC
- Focus on the Flu; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans; The New England Journal of Medicine
The Role of Breathing Circuit Filters to Protect Against Pandemic FluReduce contamination and hospital acquired infections at the point of care. In surgical suites and intensive care units, anesthesiologists and respiratory therapists can rely on Pall hydrophobic membrane breathing filters (HMEFs) to establish and maintain optimal humidification and an effective barrier to the passage of microbial pathogens.
Pall Ultipor® Breathing System Filters have been validated against Staphylococcus aureus, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Mycobacterium tuburculosis. The Pall Ultipor® 100 Breathing System Filter is the first hydrophobic filter rated for 48 hours of continuous use on ventilated patients. The implementation of the Pall Ultipor® breathing filter in respiratory therapy has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of nosocomial ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Read more...
Pall BB100 Breathing System Filters provide opitimized humidification and hygiene for anesthesia and intensive care patients. The pleated hydrophobic membrane retains 100% of liquidborne contamination. The Pall BB50T Breathing Circuit Filter offers filtration protection from bacterial and viral contamination for patients, staff, equipment, and environment.
Clinical experience has proven that protection afforded by high-efficiency HMEFs can offer life-saving protection from infectious agents to patients and hospital staff. As the challenges presented by infectious disease intensify, count on Pall Medical for reliable filtration solutions and support to combat and contain the spread of pathogens in anesthesia and respiratory care.