of membrane integrated shower outlets for increasing patient safety
PI: Lars Angenent
Because of profound immunosuppression, blood
and marrow transplant (BMT) patients are at risk of acquiring pathogenic
microorganisms from seemingly benign sources, including the hospital
water supply. Showers are particularly problematic because opportunistic
pathogens present in the shower water are transferred from the liquid
into breathable particulates in the air via a process called aerosolization.
Therefore, we propose to test an immediately available solution that
may decrease the risk of exposure to these pathogens during a period
of extreme vulnerability for BMT patients.
Sarah Dryden Perkins