Keeping Ebola Confined with the Help of a Trusted Name
Note: The blog below includes information from the Sauermann Group`s Kimo brand. A recognised leader of portable and fixed measurement equipment for over 30 years, Kimo provides a wide range of measuring solutions for pressure, temperature, humidity, air velocity, airflow, gas analysis, air quality, sound level, and other parameters. In 2015, Kimo joined the Sauermann Group. The Group now operates two main brands: Sauermann, a global leader in condensate removal pumps, accessories and solution kits, and Kimo for instruments aimed at measuring and monitoring air parameters.
The Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases is an infectious disease hospital in Rome. It is the Italian national reference center for Ebola patients.
In 2009, the World Health Organization appointed this institute as a “Collaborating Centre for Clinical Care, Diagnosis, Response and Training on Highly Infectious Diseases”, making it one of the most important institutes for infectious diseases worldwide.
Sauermann Italia (former KI S.r.l.) installed Kimo measuring and monitoring instruments under the supervision of the Italian Civil Protection Department.
When an Ebola patient is being treated, four validations must be completed before a doctor can safely enter the room. First the doctor`s fingerprint must be scanned. Then the doctor`s retina and his/her badge must also be confirmed through scans. Last of all, a room pressure check must be conducted. To prevent pathogens from escaping, the doors will only open if the room has negative pressure.
To ensure things run smoothly during this last stage and the door opens for doctors to visit infected patients, Sauermann Italia installed Kimo`s C-310 multifunction sensor with SPI2-100 interchangeable pressure boards.
These instruments ensure the pressure is properly measured, monitored and maintained at a negative level!
For safe rooms and medical environments where strict environmental controls and safety procedures are a matter of life and death, Kimo Instruments are a trusted name.