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Air Force aero-medical units to use portable structures

September 1st, 2009 / By: / Advanced Textiles, Projects

[Gentex Corp. Respiratory Systems] Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., U.S.A.

Air Force aero-medical units around the world will soon be using the Gentex® Patient Isolation Unit (PIU), a temporary, single-use, portable structure designed to contain and transport a patient and prevent particulate cross-contamination between the patient, the external environment and the caregivers. Made of a breathable, HEPA particulate filtration media, the PIU is used to temporarily isolate a contaminated patient outside or within patient care facilities, or to transport patients within vehicles, such as aircraft, via a litter or gurney.

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