Hygiene & Cleaning

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that spirometry devices are completely clean and decontaminated when necessary.

A recent ERS Statement recommends using a high specification disposable in-line bacterial and viral filter (with minimum proven efficiency for high expiratory flow of 600 to 700 L/min). Vitalograph’s Bacterial Viral Filters (BVFs) meet the standards outlined by the ERS.  Using a (BVF) during spirometry gives better than 99.999% cross-contamination efficiency from bacterial and viral cross infection. Our BVFs have been independently tested and validated.

We know the importance of hygiene and prevention of cross contamination during spirometry, so our devices are easy to clean with a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe. They may also be fully disinfected if required as shown in our cleaning instructions.