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The McMonty
by medihood

Helps contain the COVID-19 Virus Expelled by Infected Patients

Reduce the risk of infection for healthcare workers

How does the McMonty work?

The containment hood is primarily for containment of large droplets. The unit has a fan located on the back which pulls air over the patient and away from the nurse. The air is then released through a powerful HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air) H13 filter, which is designed to clean and the scrub the air of smaller droplets of the virus.

What does a protection hood achieve?

The McMonty by Medihood allows for reduction in the risk of patient’s transmitting COVID-19 to healthcare workers.

It also allows for the care of the patient to be drastically better as healthcare workers are able to carry out tasks and tend to their patients more safely and easily.

Personal isolation hood recognised in ventilation guidelines

3.3 - Use of Ventilation Hoods

The personal ventilation hood is a novel technology that provides a physical barrier between a patient and the surrounding environment. The ventilation hood creates a negative pressure within the hood by actively extracting air away from the patient and filters expired air through a HEPA filter. The ventilation hood focuses on elimination and engineering controls that act to control the infection at the point source and isolating healthcare workers from the hazard.

Preliminary data reports that the ventilation hood is capable of removing more than 99.7 per cent of particles larger than 0.5µm and more than 98.1 per cent of particles smaller than 0.5µm (McGain et al., 2020). However, due to novel development, there is currently limited evidence on the effectiveness of wide-scale use of the personal ventilation hood in healthcare settings within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The use of personal ventilation hoods in hospital general, respiratory and ICU wards may be considered by healthcare facilities if deemed necessary and appropriate by relevant stakeholders. If personal ventilation hoods are used, healthcare workers must be appropriately trained, and cleaning and disinfection protocols must be followed according to manufacturer guidelines.

Source: Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy: Infection control measures to optimise ventilation and reduce transmission of COVID-19 in acute healthcare settings. Version 1.1. May 2021

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McMonty by medihood

Designed by

The McMonty Medihood was designed and developed by the Head of Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne University Professor Jason Monty, in collaboration with
Dr Forbes McGain from Western Health.

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