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Hospital staff works to meet coronavirus challenges

 

November 26, 2020

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Precautions • Recently, the number of Antelope Memorial Hospital patient rooms with air purification units increased from four to eight. (above, l-r): Kylie Holley, RN, Marisa Miles, RN, Melodie Funk, unit coordinator, and Linda Hankla, LPN, show one of the air purification units in the AMH COVID unit where patients with COVID-19 are cared for. In the background, individual masks worn by the AMH nurses are shown on the wall.

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"We recently increased the number of patient rooms that have air-disinfectant units, from four to eight, in our COVID unit here at Antelope Memorial Hospital," said Diane Carlin, AMH chief executive officer. "The units are used to destroy viruses to include COVID-19. Plus, four of the eight rooms have double patient capacities. If needed, this would allow us to care for up to 12 patients with the virus at a time."

Air disinfectant units take in air which is run through a HEPA filter and then passed over an ultraviolet light, destroying any viruses, added Carlin.

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