High-quality air filters are critical in medical facilities. This blog post will take a look at why the HEPA filter, in particular, is so important.
The State of Medical Facilities
Medical facilities require a superior level of filtration in order to filter out the viruses, bacteria, allergens, dust and other small particles moving about in the air. Consider the operating rooms, for example. When internal organs are exposed, it is critical that they are not contaminated by airborne bacteria and pathogens. This can compromise the health and safety of patients.
Consider the fact that one in twenty-five people get a health-associated infection (HAIS) every single day, that is, a preventable infection acquired while receiving medical care. One in nine patients will die from such health-associated infections. Medical facilities have to adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness to ensure that bacteria and viruses don’t spread throughout the medical facility as well, spreading illness to its occupants, both patients and employees.
In this type of industry, not just any filter will do, because not all filters are capable of capturing small particles. The HEPA filter, however, can. Here’s a look at what makes the HEPA filter so uniquely powerful.
HEPA Filters: The Most Powerful Filtration Capabilities
Particles come in different sizes and not all filters are designed to capture them all—especially the smallest particles. HEPA filters have among the highest MERV ratings of all the filters on the market. MERV stands for “minimum efficiency reporting value,” and this refers to how effectively a filter is able to trap very small particles. Not all filters are designed for difficult applications but the HEPA filter is.
As mentioned above, medical facilities require some of the highest levels of filtration to ensure the health and safety of all occupants. The only filter equipped to filter out the smallest particles (and to do so effectively) is the HEPA filter. HEPA filters are engineered in such a way that they can trap particles that are as small as 0.3 microns in size.
Janitized offers a premium line of commercial grade vacuum filters, including HEPA filters, that are designed to achieve the highest level of filtration in medical facilities. Contact us today for more information.