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AORN & CDC Stated…

HEPA Filtration Recommended for:

  • Room air supply exchange1,2,3,4
    • No mention of air supplies used for transfer devices
  • Smoke evacuation in the operating room1
    • No mention of air supplies used for transfer devices
  • For patients who require airborne precautions when a negative pressure room is not available1
    • No mention of air supplies used for transfer devices

In Addition to Independent Laboratory Testing:

  • There have been ZERO reports (FDA MAUDE data base) of infection being transmitted by any Air Supply (e.g., HoverTech, Stryker Sage, etc.)
    • This includes past pandemics where these products have been used (e.g., SARS, H1N1, etc.)
  • The HoverTech Air Supplies have been used with over 10 million patients in over 1,000 hospitals
  • The HoverTech Air400G has been in use for 23 years and the HT-Air 1200 for 12 years

  1. AORN Guidelines 2022 Edition, Flexible Endoscopes, page 220, section 1.5.6
  2. AORN Guidelines 2022 Edition, Transmission Based Precautions, page 1205, section 5.6.2
  3. Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, June 6, 2003 / 52(RR10);1-42 , (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5210a1.htm)
  4. Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities (2003), (https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/index.html)


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