BULLARD INTRODUCES SALUS-HC POWERED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATOR (PAPR)
August 31, 2021
“Bullard has a long history of producing life-saving equipment, including PAPRs, for workers in a range of industries,” said Wells Bullard, President & CEO of Bullard. “When the pandemic highlighted the need for improvements to PPE, we felt a responsibility to use our deep knowledge of, and decades-long experience with, respiratory protection to create a new kind of PAPR – one that addresses the unique needs of healthcare workers. We couldn’t be more excited about the valuable role we believe SALUS-HC will play in the healthcare space.”
In addition to its ergonomic design and sound dampening motor technology, SALUS-HC features a single button operation and a carriage release hook, which allows the carriage to be removed easily from the wearer’s side (as opposed to overhead). This maintains the wearer’s sterile field or breathing zone, making the device ideal for providing the highest level of respiratory protection. The device’s LF-Series Hood incorporates a built-in HEPA panel, which provides superior protection against up-splashes and from aerosols generated from oral and nasal cavities.
“PAPRs have been a lifesaver for me, and are something all healthcare professionals should consider,” said Dr. Steven A. Johnson, MD, FACS, Director, Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell. “The SALUS-HC will be a game-changer. It’s so much lighter than the PAPR I had purchased previously, it’s portable, compact, and easy to clean. These features are priceless in order to go patient-to-patient, saving a significant amount of time.”
Earlier this year, SALUS-HC received the prestigious Red Dot Award in the Product Design, Work Protection category. The Red Dot is awarded each year to products with outstanding design quality, as determined by an international jury of experts.
SALUS-HC is the first shoulder-mounted PAPR designed to the NIOSH PAPR100-P standard for healthcare applications. This standard, introduced in April 2020, includes approval requirements for NIOSH-approved PAPRs appropriate for healthcare professionals.