The real question is where can’t it be used. The system is designed for application in hospitals, clinics, homes, ambulances, planes, ships, etc. and we’re also discovering new scenarios where the system works.
There are no comparable systems available on the market in terms of efficacy, portability, cost, or convenience.
The system runs on lithium-ion batteries.
The vacuum weighs 6 pounds; The Respiratory shield and Endoshields each weigh less than a pound.
Since the system’s Respiratory shield and Endoshields are clear and are not in direct contact with a patient’s face, those who are not bothered by nebulizers, high flow oxygen masks or CPAP/BPAP circuits, are unlikely to be bothered by the SafER Negative Pressure System.
The system’s battery takes 1.5 hours to reach full charge. When plugged in, the battery charges during operation. A fully charged battery lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.
The filter lasts for 24 hours of continuous use.
No. The vacuum uses a top mounted HEPA or ULPA filter that is provided in each shield kit.
The system draws air into the shields and through the HEPA or ULPA filters located on top of the vacuum. The filtered air is then expelled out the vacuum’s side exhaust ports.
The face shields can be cleaned with germicidal wipes after each use but do not require sterilization. The vacuum unit can be wiped down with germicidal wipes or a mild detergent on a damp cloth and should receive an annual biomed check.