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 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 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.
The system doesn’t require sterilization and can be cleaned with the germicidal agents and protocols currently in use at a facility. For more aggressive cleaning, the system can be prepped with a mild detergent on a damp cloth.
The vacuum is reusable and can be wiped down with germicidal wipes between patients (according to facility protocols). However, while the shields can be reused with a single patient, they are not designed for use among multiple patients.
The SafER system was designed to work with the majority of respiratory equipment currently in use such as nebulizers, high flow nasal cannula, CPAP/BPAP circuits, and laryngoscopes.
The Safer system does not replace ventilation or respiratory equipment. However the SafER system is an alternative for traditional negative pressure rooms, providing source control wherever and whenever needed.