Studies that make MAXIMED more necessary than ever in the face of Covid
The month of October was particularly rich in new studies. New data has come to support the use of source suction devices in hospitals. As the number of cases continues to rise despite the measures put in place, three new sources allow us to better understand the scope of the crisis for hospitals and health systems.
- The American Center for Disease control (CDC) has updated its data regarding the method Covid 19 uses to spread. The agency specifies that the virus is spread not only by contact with droplets but also by air. That is, the pathogens are transported in the air to infect people who are more than 2 meters away, even after several hours.
- According to a study released Oct. 26 by the CDC, about 6% of adults hospitalized with COVID 19 were healthcare workers, of which 36% were nurses. Of these hospitalized workers, 28% were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and 4% died while in hospital. An earlier CDC study also found that 55% of infected healthcare workers said they had come into contact with the virus only in a healthcare setting.
- On October 26, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released a report by Deloitte that uncovers the pandemic’s negative impact on surgery wait times in Canada. It can be assumed that the same type of impact will be felt by health systems outside of Canada and potentially affect most Western countries in a significant way.
More than ever, the use of an aerosol collection system that captures at the source is necessary in hospitals. This would reduce the impact of the pandemic on our health system.