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[title] Inflow/Outflow Balance: Maintain Positive Pressure
[* green] Fan power is limiting factor for HALO fan PAPR configuration. There must be sufficient flow to maintain positive pressure during inspiration. Also CO2 clearance must be adequate.
[* icon_note] 51 mm blower fan has been foundtested far superior to a 60 mm tubaxial fan. I recommend a blower style fan and single viral filter.
[* icon_note] 51 mm blower fan has been foundtested far superior to a 60 mm tubaxial fan. I recommend a blower style fan and single viral filter.
[* icon_reminder] Fan shall be oriented to pull air in through filter and vent into bag
[* icon_note] Bag is intentionally NOT stented open. We want the bag to readily collapse. This prevents development of negative pressure during inspiration.
[* icon_caution] Valves are never instantaneous. Configure your air intake and expiratory fittings to maintain positive pressure even during inspiration.
[* black] Greater fan power and/or reduced filter airflow resistance improve airflow and increase HALO's positive pressure safety barrier.
[* red] The twin filter intake flange for 60 mm tubaxial fans can improve airflow adequacy when higher power fans are not available. I strongly recommend using a blower style fan instead.