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Portable HEPA filters / Air Scrubbers

  • 1.  Portable HEPA filters / Air Scrubbers

    Posted 03-17-2020 22:58
    I was curious if any HTM sites manage HEPA air filtering devices? My hospital only has a handful of negative pressure rooms and has 30 portable HEPA air scrubbers. As per our Infection Control policy, we(biomed) is being asked to change filter(s) and HEPA filters each time a COVID patient is discharged or presumed to be positive and sent home. The manufacturer recommends filter replacement on an "as needed basis" as the units have a method for alerting staff when the change is needed, but i would like to find out what everyone is doing and anyone had any documentation that would help me share with my Infection control team? Appreciate all your help.