FAQs

As a leading provider of airborne infection control solutions and services, AeroMed® Technologies has been an industry leader for more than 20 years. We’ve built a reputation for integrity, experience, and innovation with clients throughout the United States and across the globe. To learn more about our solutions and services, explore our most frequently asked questions below.

Every installation begins with a thorough risk assessment. We will review the needs and risks associated with the population you serve along with how much proximity exists between workers and clients. Next, our team prioritizes individual areas within your facility based on risk. Finally, we consider the design of your facility and with this information in mind, we can recommend appropriate services and solutions.

Yes we will. AeroMed® Technologies offers expert installation, certification, and commissioning services to confirm your equipment will help to maintain a safe, healthy environment. We also perform system maintenance to preserve correct performance levels.

We are! AeroMed® Technologies was founded in 1992 by our vice president, Bill Palmer, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the design and implementation of infection prevention and control solutions. Our unparalleled experience has made us a trusted partner for healthcare organizations – and other facilities – in the United States and around the world.

Germicidal UV (GUV) refers to using ultraviolet radiant energy to inactivate bacteria, mold spores, fungi, or viruses. Germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) – refers to short-wavelength ultraviolet “light” (radiant energy) that has been shown to kill bacteria and spores and to inactivate viruses. Source: Illuminating Engineering Society IES CR-2-20-V1
  

No. Germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) refers to short-wavelength ultraviolet “light” (radiant energy) that has been shown to kill bacteria and spores and to inactivate viruses. Wavelengths in the photobiological ultraviolet spectral band known as the “UV-C,” from 200 to 280 nanometers (nm), have been shown to be the most effective for disinfection, although longer, less energetic UV can also disinfect if applied in much greater doses. Source: Illuminating Engineering Society IES CR-2-20-V1

Upper-room UV-C fixtures create a narrow beam of UV-C light in the upper portion of an occupied room.  As air mixes between the lower occupied space and the upper, unoccupied portion of the room, bacteria and viruses present in the irradiated zone are inactivated and are no longer able to cause infection.

All AeroMed® upper-room UV-C fixtures are compliant with UL 1598 for electrical safety and IEC 62471 for photobiological safety. These fixtures are safe for room occupants when installed and adjusted in accordance with manufacturer instructions.

Learn more about UV-C safety.

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air and is a type of mechanical filtration. To earn the HEPA designation, each filter must be individually tested and certified by the factory to remove a minimum of 99.97% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns in size.

Learn more about UV-C safety.

 

Air moved through ceiling-mount air purifiers is cleansed as it passes through the HEPA filter. This helps reduce airborne pathogens in a variety of high-risk areas, including exam rooms, waiting areas, and more. These units can be utilized to create either negative or positive pressure environments. Our ceiling-mount air purifiers offer:

  • 99.97% HEPA filtration
  • MERV 8 pre-filters (to protect and prolong the life of the HEPA filter)
  • Quiet operation
  • HEPA exhaust units create negative pressure and help contain infectious airborne pathogens
  • HEPA supply units create positive pressure and help create protective environments
  • A variety of speed control options
  • Simple installation and maintenance.

Not all environments are suitable for the installation of ceiling-mount or in-line air purifiers. Portable air purifiers offer advanced HEPA filtration and versatile operation and may be used for air recirculation or the temporary creation of negative pressure. A single portable HEPA air purifier could be deployed in multiple locations as needed.

The AeroMed® ATC is designed to protect healthcare staff during the administration of Pentamidine or during sputum induction procedures.

The CDC states, “All cough-inducing procedures performed on patients who may have infectious TB should be performed using local exhaust ventilation devices (e.g., booths or special enclosures) …”

The patient sits in the booth during the procedure. Air is drawn into the booth through a pre-filter on the top of the unit. The air is then drawn past the patient and through a HEPA filter that is located under the seat. The HEPA filter removes airborne particulate contaminants at a minimum removal efficiency of 99.97% on particles 0.3 microns in size.

For additional details, explore more information on ATCs, pressure monitoring, and other features.

Learn more about ATCs.

While the primary function of AeroMed® critical environment monitors and controllers is to measure room pressure differential, they are also capable of measuring temperature, humidity, air change rates, and other environmental conditions. In addition to measuring, these devices are also capable of controlling equipment to adjust room conditions and reporting room conditions to a building automation system.

Learn more about critical environment monitors and controllers.

    Have questions not answered here? Contact AeroMed® Technologies online (info@AeroMed.com) or call 518-843-3500 to speak with a representative today. We’ll provide additional information on our products and services, schedule a site assessment, and equip you with the solutions you need to help maintain a healthy environment for all.

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