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Simple and microbiologically safe portable transport unit for patients requiring protected isolation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6769945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The removal of a patient from a laminar air flow room during protected isolation poses the risk of his microbial contamination and infection. Nonetheless, temporary removal from the laminar air flow room may be necessary for certain medical procedures or for psychological relief during prolonged periods of isolation or both. A means for protecting patients during temporary removal from the laminar air flow room is highly desirable. A previously described total body garment has been shown to be microbiologically safe and effective, but is expensive, cumbersome, and not very adaptable to patients of different ages and body sizes. We now present an alternative, microbiologically safe transportation system which delivers, high-efficiency particulate air-filtered air over the head and neck through a modified, lightweight, commercially available helmet and power supply and which can be comfortably and reliably used by isolated patients.
T L Talbot; P A Pizzo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-25     Completed Date:  1980-08-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Microbiology
Air Pollution / prevention & control
Head Protective Devices
Infection Control*
Patient Isolators / instrumentation*
Protective Clothing*
Sarcina / isolation & purification
Transportation of Patients / methods*

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