Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2006
AeroMed, Inc. of Amsterdam, NY announced plans today to begin marketing its new Doc in the Box™ line of secure document displays. Doc in the Box™ products may be used as an integral part of a facility wide infection control engineering program to battle infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, SARS and avian influenza.
Doc in the Box™ is a locking display case that is perfect for displaying service information, as well as room and equipment certifications or history. The Doc in the Box™ is especially helpful for facilities which are regulated such as hospitals and nursing homes.
In today’s work environment, the performance of critical equipment and environments is carefully planned, maintained and verified. All of this hard work may be for naught if it is not properly documented and displayed. In certain regulated environments performance and service history records should be displayed at the point of use. Traditional service tags, however, may be intentionally or inadvertently altered or removed which may call into question the facilities compliance with regulations.
The Doc in the box™ comes in various sizes and may be mounted directly to equipment or mounted on a wall. The Doc in the box™ has a low profile, protruding less than one inch from the mounting surface, presenting little if any interference with normal operation.
Signage -- The Doc in the Box is ideal for use as a sign holder for areas such as hospital isolation rooms. These rooms may be used for a variety of different types of isolation. Staff is required to post a sign on the door of the isolation room that displays what type of isolation the room is being used for. Displaying the sign inside of a permanently mounted and secure case ensures the facility that only authorized staff members are changing the signs. It also ensures that the sign will not fall off which may lead to unprotected exposure to the isolation environment.
Service Tags -- The Doc in the Box may be used to securely display service information on critical care equipment. This is especially important in public use areas such as waiting areas and emergency rooms were the documentation might be tampered with or removed by patients or visitors in those areas.
Certification – Public display of equipment or room certification is often recommended or required. Equipment such as elevators or areas such as negative pressure isolation rooms, protective isolation room and operating rooms often display certification or inspection records at the point of use. Displaying this information in a secure case helps ensure that the information is available to inspectors upon demand.
AeroMed manufactures many models of HEPA filter air purifiers that may be used to create negative pressure isolation rooms. These include portable and ducted units as well as wall and ceiling mounted units. The purifiers are used to treat from 75 – 2000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air exhausted from or recirculated within an isolation room or other critical area. Several of the models are available with optional ultra violet (UV) lights as a supplement to HEPA filtration. AeroMed also provides room pressure monitors in order to comply with AIA (American Institute of Architects) recommendations, quantifying that negative pressure rooms are performing properly.
According to company president, Bill Palmer, many hospitals and health departments throughout the United States are already using these products for their isolation rooms. Palmer says that other products manufactured by the company such as their aerosol treatment chamber (sputum induction booth) are also used in health care facilities across the country.
Additional information regarding the Doc in the Box™ line or the use of AeroMed products to create negative pressure isolation rooms may be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at http://www.myAeroMed.com or by calling toll free 866-692-3766.
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