Ultipor 100 Breathing System Filter
Features and Benefits
The Pall Ultipor 100 is a pleated hydrophobic membrane breathing system filter with a smooth housing profile for use in intensive care and anaesthesia. It provides:
- Optimal humidification: Physiological levels of humidification are maintained, even at high flow rates and in long term ventilation. Clinical humidification performance is comparable to hot water bath systems and hygroscopic HMEs1,2,3,4.
- Compatible with nebulisation: Medications can be nebulised between the filter and the patient.
- Effective microbial barrier: The pleated hydrophobic membrane provides effective protection against airborne and liquid borne micro-organisms. This assures protection against cross contamination between patients in anaesthesia5,6,7 and can contribute to a reduction of ventilator associated pneumonia in long term intensive care ventilation4. The filter has been validated to remove Mycobacterium tuberculosis8, Staphylococcus aureus9, Hepatitis C virus6 and HIV10.
- Extended life: When nebulisation is not used.
Pall Total Quality and Performance Guarantee
Filter Integrity - assuring housing and seal quality.
Filtration Efficiency - using a non-destructive test, assuring membrane quality.
A Product Validation Certificate that is batch and customer specific is provided that details testing and validation. This is the customer’s guarantee of 100% reliability, performance in use and assurance of protection of breathing systems and equipment, patients and staff.
- F Tiger et al. “Heat and moisture exchanging filter (HMEF) versus a heated water bath (HWB) for long term mechanical ventilation (LTMV)” Journal de la Société Francophone d’Urgences Médicales et de la Société de Réanimation de Langue Française 1994;3(6).
- NK Nakagawa et al. “Heat and moisture exchanger versus heated humidifier in patients under mechanical ventilation” Clinical Intensive Care 1995;6(2) supplement.
- C Martin et al. “Comparison of two heat and moisture exchangers (HME) during ventilation in ICU patients.” Presented at the ATS/ALA meeting, Seattle USA, May 1995.
- OC Kirton et al. “A prospective, randomized comparison of an in-line heat moisture exchange filter and heated wire humidifiers” Chest 1997;112:1055-1059.
- Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. HIV and other blood borne viruses - guidance for anaesthetists. January 1996 Update.
- G Lloyd et al. “Barriers to Hepatitis C transmission within breathing system: Efficacy of a pleated hydrophobic filter” Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, June 1997; 25: 235-238.
- J Purday. “The prevention of cross infection in anaesthetic breathing systems.” Technic 1997;63:9-11.
- S Speight et al. “Efficacy of a pleated hydrophobic filter as a barrier to Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission within breathing systems” Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, 1995.
- M Rosales & V Dominguez “In vitro ability of HME filters to protect intubated patients against bacterial contamination.” 2nd International Conference on Prevention of Infection, Nice, France, 4-5th May 1992.
- G Lloyd et al. “Efficacy of a pleated hydrophobic filter as a barrier to HIV transmission within breathing systems” Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, 1997.