Aug 27 2011
Ultra-filtered water reduces infections and lowers costs in hospitals and outpatient clinics. Patients who are immune compromised are at most risk for contracting waterborne infections. Hospital water systems are often overlooked as an infection source. Burn patients and ICU patients in general can benefit by filtering water at the point-of-use to reduce any chance of infection. Hospitals are now being measured, and charged, for hospital acquired infections(HAIs).
Outpatient clinics and dialysis facilities can benefit from ultra-filtered water. Dialysis uses large quantities of purified water per treatment. New water standards have been established to lower the chance of infection for patients. Reimbursement for patient treatments has changed and the cost for drugs (including EPO) is now part of the overall reimbursement. By providing ultrapure dialysate for treatments, the caregiver reduces the inflammatory challenge to the patient, and this allows the clinic to use lesser drug amounts and save on their cost per treatment.
Nephros has multiple .005 micron ultrafilters to support medical facilities in their quest for infection control. The DSU (Dual Stage Ultrafilter) is most commonly used in dialysis, post RO, to provide ultrapure water. It is also used in ICUs for showers, under sinks and on ice machine water lines.
The SSU (Single Stage Ultrafilter) is smaller and has less capacity. It is used on sink faucets and recently is available for dialysis on central feed bicarbonate lines as an end point filter at the wall box.
The MSU (Mega Stage Ultrafilter) has just received an FDA 510k clearance. With it’s higher flow rate the MSU will be used in areas requiring flow rates larger than 14 liters/minute.
Biological Water Filters creates biologically engineered water filters that are required for immuno-compromised patients in hospitals and health-conscious consumers in homes. To learn more, contact us today at 407-444-1066.Stumble it!