A 50% Reduction In HAIs Produces Substantial Financial Rewards. Today most of us work in an OR that is protected by the most efficient HEPA and laminar flow systems; but it still happens. Viruses, VOCs and even bacteria get in. HEPA filtration is effective down to 0.3 microns. Viruses are considerably smaller than that. Unlike HEPA, an Airocide® bioconversion system is not size dependent and it eliminates anything organic to a 99.999% level on the very first pass.
This is significant considering the fact that The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery is reporting that an estimated 30% of surgical site infections are directly deposited from the air. Orthopedics, otolaryngology--head and neck surgery, open heart and transplant surgery, are all at magnified risks of post-operative nosocomial infection.