Self-contained lay-up cabinet
Medical Air Technology (MAT) has developed ‘a unique self-contained lay-up cabinet’, which ‘provides an innovative solution to a difficult challenge’.
It explained: “HTM 03-01 says ‘laying-up in the clean zone is preferable for infection control reasons’, but this is not always possible due to limited space. Requiring only 1.4 m of free wall space and minimal installation time, MAT’s lay-up cabinet, designed for operating theatre ‘prep’ rooms, is the perfect solution when space is limited, but infection control essential.”
The fully self-contained cabinet requires only a 13 amp power supply. Medical equipment placed under its diffuser is ‘bathed in unidirectional HEPA-filtered air’, which passes directly over the sterile instrument tray. It provides over 1,000 air changes per hour over the instruments, ‘more even than under a UCV canopy’, creating ‘a safe, sterile layup area’. The instrument tray can then be covered with a sterile cloth and taken from the prep room into the operating theatre clean zone.
MAT added: “The newest, most advanced version is available in three sizes, with an electronic control panel, adjustable fan speed, integral LED lighting, and a high quality powdercoated finish.”