Covid-19: Professional Air Purifier in Response to Lockdown Lifting
In light of the lockdown lifting, Dr. Philippe Becarelli, a dental surgeon has partnered with Nateosante, Eolisair’s manufacturer, to equip his clinic with three Eolis Air Managers delivered at the end of April to guarantee sanitised air to his patients.
When it comes to the office’s high-tech equipment, everything is set. The 3D printer supports the quick and custom-made production of crowns made of ceramic: a neutral and biocompatible material. A large TV screen integrated into the ceiling light distracts patients during procedures and allows them to relax. Hygiene is given utmost priority. The latest investment is a washer-disinfector, a kind of medical dishwasher for dental equipment operating at 93°C.
Strict, long-standing hygiene measures
“Since moving here in 1990, I’ve always worn a mask and gloves,” says Dr. Becarelli. When a dentist works in the mouth, he or she uses high-powered tools (a dental turbine, a dental contra-angle) that spray air and water at high speed and mix with saliva (in infected cases, saliva is known to be filled with Covid 19 viruses), thereby creating an aerosol. In practice, therefore, the course of procedures will not change much.
“With the imposed rhythm of one patient per hour, social distancing in the waiting room and treatment room will occur automatically,” he continues. “My colleague and I will be able to postpone the start of each appointment by half an hour to avoid two people crossing paths. Then we will have to disinfect the chair each time, the tray… Generally speaking, before the pandemic, patients were not aware of these disinfection and sterilisation measures, even though they were normal.”
In the context of the post-Covid 19 containment release, they will gain special attention from the public who are now aware of the problem.
Eolis Air Manager: A combination of technologies to reduce the airborne spread of viruses
Dr. Becarelli has equipped his office with three Eolis Air Managers at the end of April prior to the reopening, one for each treatment room and another one for the waiting room. He mentioned, “I want to raise the bar and get as close as possible to zero risk. I can’t imagine making a patient ill. We have to prevent, anticipate and reduce any risk for our patients.”
His choice was guided by respecting several criteria in relation to his requirements. “First of all, there is the technical performance,” the dental surgeon explains. In addition to being visibly reassuring, the EOLIS Air Managers complement a general and complete health safety system”.
Combined with the certified biocidal virucidal pre-filter, the virucidal germicidal UV-C lamps and the exclusive Controlled Active Oxygen technology, the EN1822-4 certified medical HEPA filter is up to 99.97% effective on a 60 to 220 nm coronavirus such as Covid-19. In certain situations, the use of a ULPA absolute filter can provide even greater efficacity.
As soon as the pandemic began , these combined characteristics of Eolis Air Manager have led the French Healthcare Association to recommend Eolisair’s Manufacturer as a company participating in the national effort to fight the virus with shipments to be dispatched to hospitals around the world.
A quest for excellence in the service of impeccable patient experience
“Then I wanted a quality product, the most advanced… which gives me the certainty that I’m one step ahead,” Dr. Philippe Becarelli adds. “There’s nothing worse than investing in a bad machine. In this respect, I appreciate Nateosante’s permanent search for perfection. What’s more, it’s made in France!”
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