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HUAIRS Outcome Study

Implementation of technologies to supplement air quality engineering controls in the operating rooms (OR) could aid in prevention of surgical site infections (SSI). Two orthopedic surgical procedures were conducted using the HUAIRS unit and subsequent measurement of its filtration capacity using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Results suggest utilizing a supplemental air quality control system can potentially reduce SSI.

Aerobiology in Orthopedic Operating Room

Continuous air sampling studies in active orthopedic ORs showed significant fluctuations in airborne bacterial counts at the time of surgical procedures. Spikes in bacterial air content in active ORs could contribute to surgical site infection risks. Utilization of HUAIRS as an adjunct germicidal modality helped decrease mean bacterial air content by 57%.