Emergency physicians recently teamed with Robrady, a Sarasota-based product development firm, to create a portable negative pressure Ultra Low Particulate Air (ULPA) filtration system used by healthcare providers in any healthcare setting while administering patient care, lifesaving respiratory treatments and procedures or during patient transport.
The ULPA system utilizes an ultra-quiet negative pressure generator weighing less than 7 pounds with a family of attachments turning any emergency or non-emergency healthcare setting into a negative pressure isolation environment. It adds an additional layer of protection for the healthcare provider against airborne contaminants produced during common treatments and life-saving aerosol-generating procedures, such as nebulizers, continuous positive airway ventilation (CPAP), intubation, and more. The system, from SafER Medical Products, LLC, is Covid-inspired; however, it can be used to help mitigate exposure from any airborne pathogens that healthcare personnel are routinely exposed to. The system is FDA-listed and currently in use by several hospitals and EMS agencies. Research paths are underway with physicians and scientists from Oklahoma State University, University of Missouri, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.