Ebola Isolation

Negative Pressure Room and a Special Kind of Isolation Rooms in Hospitals


The Ebola virus can be transmitted via contact with an infected patient's bodily fluids, airborne particulate epithelial cells, and with the virus suspended in aerosol moisture (droplet transmission). Clinical studies performed by the U.S. Army in 1995 (1)  and 2012 (2) also suggest that in cool, dry climates, the Ebola virus may exhibit airborne transmission. The patent-pending Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit provides virus biocontainment that address all of these known and possible modes of transmission.




EBOLA VIRUS TRANSMISSION

The most common mode of transmission is through direct contact with an Ebola patient or the patient's bodily fluids. The virus must reach broken skin or a mucous membrane, but that is almost unavoidable because the patient and everything they touch are contaminated for up to seven weeks.
The patent pending Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit utilizes a central decontamination room that provides a safe room to spray or wipe down people and equipment to inactivate the Ebola virus. The Unit also utilizes a specialized pass-through autoclave to sterilize human waste such as urine, feces, and shower water including sweat, bagged biohazard waste such as clothing, linen, used consumables, needles, and anything contaminated with the Ebola virus. This sterilization pass-through eliminates the need for costly biohazard waste transport. The combination of the central decontamination room and the specialized autoclave provide complete isolation of bodily fluids and inactivation of the virus, addressing the most common mode of Ebola virus transmission.



AIRFLOW in ISOLATION UNIT

As the Ebola patient’s symptoms advance, they suffer from severe dehydration causing epithelial cells to flake off and float in the air. A lesser known form of transmission is via inhaling or allowing these microparticles to come in contact with mucous membranes. Although wearing a respirator in the hot zone decreases contact with these epithelial cells, it is not always 100% effective. The Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit incorporates two technologies to address this mode of transmission. The Unit utilizes the highest level of HEPA Type A filtration that is 99.99% effective at eliminating airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in size. Additionally, all isolation room air is treated with germicidal ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which has demonstrated effectiveness at inactivating the Ebola virus. This extra containment step helps to provide a safer environment for health care staff when they are working within the contaminated hot zone.




Research on the transmission of the Ebola virus indicates that it may occur via aerosol particles on moisture from breathing, coughing, and sneezing. In clinical trials conducted by the U.S. Army, at temperatures between 22 to 28 degrees Celsius at 35 to 65% humidity, the inhaled aerosolized Ebola virus infected 100% of primate study participants suggesting that under some conditions the virus may be airborne (1, 2). The Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit exceeds the patient airborne infection isolation requirements in both the number of complete air exchanges per hour and the level of negative air pressure containment.

The Isolation Unit far exceeds the existing level of hospital safety for health care workers by providing a positive pressure protective environment, similar to a surgical theater environment, preventing airborne contaminants and the virus from entering into the medical staff work area. This is the only Ebola Isolation Unit that actively protects the medical staff against known and possible airborne transmission.



EBOLA ISOLATION UNIT: ULTRA BIOCONTAINMENT UNIT


Our modular building design Odulair Ebola Isolation Hospital utilizes a 40' x 40'  (12.2m x 12.2m) module providing everything needed to isolate and treat two Ebola patients in a major hospital system. Multiple modules can be added horizontally and vertically to create a larger facility for increased patient use in almost any shape configuration. This module was designed for use in the major hospital systems in New York City and to provide a standardized Ebola Isolation Unit design for New York statewide use. This modular Odulair Ebola Patient Isolation and Treatment Unit can be operational in less than 6 weeks after receipt of order in the United States and it exceeds all of the CDC Guidelines for treating Ebola patients in a U.S. hospital.




This Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit is built in a tent to allow for rapid shipping via air freight. This portable isolation unit includes an 8-bed isolation tent with individual rooms for suspected Ebola patients (white tent), a small laboratory for testing blood samples on site (yellow tent connected at North), a small isolation tent for group treatment of confirmed Ebola patients (yellow tent connected at West), a protective environment medical staff tent (green tent in center), a technical decontamination tent for cleaning equipment (separate yellow tent), and a gross decontamination tent for PPE spraying (small red and yellow tent North of the technical  decontamination tent).

Our container-based Odulair Ebola Isolation Unit provides the same level of patient isolation and medical staff protective environment as our modular building design, however, each area is significantly smaller. This allows the inclusion of four patient beds in the same 40' x 40' (12.2m x 12.2m) footprint with space to spare. The unique container design also makes this a more affordable option for smaller hospitals. 

Odulair Isolation Units such as Mobile Biocontainment Units, Mobile Isolation Pods, Mobile Isolation Tents and Vehicles, and Modular Biocontainment and Isolation Units are available for sale, lease, and rent. Financing available for qualifying customers and projects. Contact your Odulair representative today to find out more.


1.  E. Johnson, N. Jaax, J. White, P. Jahrling. Lethal experimental infections of rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus. Int. J. Exp. Path. 1995, 76, 227-236.
2. Elizabeth E. Zumbrun, Holly A. Bloomfield, John M. Dye, Ty C. Hunter, Paul A. Dabisch, Nicole L. Garza, Nicholas R. Bramel, Reese J. Baker, Roger D. Williams, Donald K. Nichols, and Aysegul Nalca. A Characterization of Aerosolized Sudan Virus Infection in African Green Monkeys, Cynomolgus Macaques, and Rhesus Macaques. Viruses 2012, 4, 2115-2136; doi:10.3390/v4102115.

World’s First 100% Solar Powered Mobile Clinic

The world’s first 100% solar-powered mobile clinic is unveiled Thursday at Clemson University Joseph F. Sullivan Center on campus. The new solar powered mobile clinic by Odulair will provide educational opportunities for Clemson students and increase mobile medical outreach services to underserved populations in the Upstate and beyond. The new, one-of-a-kind mobile medical vehicle by Odulair includes other features that increase its efficiency and versatility in its role as the mobile arm of the health care center.




Dr. Paula Watt, Sullivan Center director, has seen the center go through two previous mobile clinics since her arrival in 1996. She said the benefit of a mobile clinic is twofold: it allows the center to effectively reach underserved communities and demonstrates to Clemson students the challenges in the care of vulnerable patients. A best-in-class mobile unit such as this new one by Odulair will further enhance the center’s ability to achieve these goals.

“We did immeasurable homework on what we wanted, because this will be a rolling billboard for Clemson University and the outreach it provides,” Watt said. “This vehicle is truly a dream come true for me and our staff.”

The clinic is the most ambitious project to date for the mobile medical clinic manufacturer, Odulair, which has built dozens of mobile clinics for other organizations, such as the Mandela Kids Foundation in Africa. Watt worked closely with Anita Chambers, president and CEO of Odulair, to create a unique, durable design for the clinic.

One of Watt’s primary concerns was the clinic’s off-road capabilities, so Odulair started the project with a four-wheel drive base so the clinic could tackle almost any terrain. The clinic features flexClinic™ technology, so that its walls can move and convert into space for one to five rooms. The clinic can be used as one large patient education room for 20 people or a combination of rooms for lab, reception and exam room services.

When parked, the new Odulair mobile clinic draws 100 percent of its power from a special solar battery system, which eliminates the noise and fumes from a traditional generator and decreases operation and maintenance costs. Chambers said the clinic’s solar feature distinguishes it from other mobile clinics and is the world’s first mobile clinic to incorporate 100 percent solar operations.

“I think we’ve all dreamed of using solar power in this way for a long time, but the technology is finally at a stage where it can be useful,” Chambers said. “Mobile clinics are required to sit in farm fields or other remote locations for eight or more hours a day, so the use of solar power is a huge improvement.”


Mobile Audiology Unit

Mobile Audiology Unit (also, ENT Mobile Clinic and Mobile Hearing Tests) for when one needs on-site audiology services and mobile hearing testing. Providing the best Mobile Audiology services such as mobile hearing tests and audiological assessments has never been easier thanks to the Mobile Audiology Units designed and manufactured by Odulair. Built on a variety of mobile clinic designs, Mobile Audiology Clinics provided by Odulair are available in the USA, Europe, Latin and South America, Asia, Middle East and Australia. One can choose between a variety of mobile medical vehicles including Mobile Audiology Trailers, Mobile Audiology Trucks, and Mobile Audiology Vans, available for sale, rent or lease by Odulair.



The Odulair Mobile Audiology Unit includes a consultation area where the medical team can speak privately with patients and their family members, along with an audiology booth and medical equipment for both screening and diagnostic hearing tests. It provides everything needed for patient outreach programs in a compact and efficient package. Self-powered (solar powered or generator), the Odulair Mobile Audiology Unit provides the ultimate mobile clinic outreach services for ear, nose, and throat cases.




Medical teams can provide both screening and diagnostic audiology services within a single Odulair Mobile Audiology Unit. Additionally, audiology services can be included in an Odulair Otolaryngology Clinic (ENT Mobile Clinic).

Mobile Eye Clinic for Sale

Odulair Mobile Eye Clinic for sale, the Mobile Eye Clinic where all the Mobile Eye Doctors can deliver high quality mobile eye care and mobile optometry services. What's possible in the new Mobile Eye Clinic for sale by Odulair? The best mobile eye exams are done with the best mobile eye doctor and the best mobile eye doctors need a Mobile Eye Clinic by Odulair. Simple.

mobile eye clinic
Mobile Eye Clinic

Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, reality spoke louder and the hardships were turned into meaningful lessons that can improve disaster preparedness, or the next big one. Those affected by those storms had to replace a lot of basic material things in their lives. They lost their house, their car, their possessions, their toothbrush, their stuff. Some stuff one can live without but others one has immediate need to replace them. Take for example eye glasses. How many people depend on prescription eye glasses and contact lenses to be functional everyday? Eye sight for many is dependent on a pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses and it is often the case in emergency situations that prescription glasses and contact lenses very easily get damaged, broken or lost and it is imperative for those affected, to have their lost or damaged eyewear be immediately replaced.

For that, in case of an Emergency you need Mobile Eye Doctors to deliver Mobile Eye Exams in a Mobile Eye Clinic by Odulair allowing patients to receive comprehensive eye exams and, if needed, receive glasses on site in minutes. That is the Mobile Eye Clinic by Odulair, an ultra fast to deploy Mobile Eye Clinic self-powered and self-sustainable featuring exam rooms with the latest eye care and optometry technology, dispensaries with popular frame brands, and finishing labs to make glasses on-site. Call it mobile clinic, call it mobile clinic eye, call it mobile eyes optometry, call it having a mobile vision solution.

Mobile Clinics Solar Powered Africa

Mobile Clinics Solar Powered Africa: The rural areas of African countries' most often lack hospitals and community clinics leaving the  locals with no other option than to walk kilometers to reach the nearest health clinic to seek medical help. Odulair new solar-powered mobile clinics totally change that. The Odulair solar-powered mobile clinics are custom built mobile medical facilities available for sale mobile clinics in trucks, trailers, busses, and vans,  and capable of delivering on-site mobile medical healthcare services including mobile eye care, mobile dental care, or malaria testing. The solar panels harvest the solar energy which is then stored on board using a series of lithium-ion batteries, allowing the Odulair Mobile Clinics with Solar Power to operate 24 hours a day completely silent and free from diesel and generator maintenance bills and hassles. Odulair partners with various aid groups, universities and local governments.


Contact your Odulair representative today and find out how you can have your mobile clinic operating on solar power!

Mobile Hearing Testing

Everyday, more and more companies choose Mobile Hearing Testing services with Odulair Mobile Hearing Clinics. Odulair manufactures Mobile Hearing Testing on a variety of mobile platforms including Mobile Hearing Testing clinics in truck (also 4X4), bus, trailer, and shipping container. Hydraulic slideouts are available on the box-truck platform to enlarge the patient care area without enlarging the size of the vehicle. Odulair also manufactures larger transportable, relocatable, and Modular Hearing Testing Clinics.




Mobile Audiologist teams can provide both screening mobile audiometric testing services and diagnostic audiology within a Mobile Hearing Testing clinic. The Odulair Mobile Hearing Testing clinic includes a consultation area where the medical team can speak privately with patients and their family members, along with an acoustically isolated booth and medical equipment for both audiometric screening and diagnostic hearing tests. It provides everything needed for on-site hearing testing and patient outreach programs in a compact and efficient package.




If your goal is to provide efficient and comfortable hearing tests from the workplace to schools, experience the difference with the Mobile Audiology technology by Odulair. Contact an Odulair representative today!

Mobile MRI Unit

Odulair Mobile MRI Units provide diagnosticians with unparalleled detail of internal anatomy and pathology. Every medical facility cannot afford to offer MRI services on a regular basis usually due to the cost of constructing an appropriate MRI facility, not the cost of the MRI scanner itself. The Odulair Mobile MRI Unit offers medical facilities a cost effective method of adding MRI services to their diagnostic armamentarium quickly and easily.




Odulair Mobile MRI Units are built to serve patient populations as independent operating vehicles or vehicles incorporated into an existing facility.  Customers have indicated that purchasing and fully integrating an Odulair Mobile MRI Unit into their facility cost one-tenth of the financial capital and took one-quarter of the time required to build an additional MRI scanner facility within their existing facility.

Odulair manufactures Mobile and Transportable MRI Units. Odulair Mobile MRI Units are housed in a 8' X 53' semi-trailer which can optionally be fitted with slide outs for additional square footage. Odulair Transportable MRI units are manufactured in a 12' X 60' oversized semi-trailer.  Although this oversized trailer requires a special permit for transport, if moved infrequently, it might be a more effective option for hospitals and imaging centers seeking additional MRI coverage.

Mobile MRI Units by Odulair are available for sale rent or lease.



Benefits of an Odulair MRI Unit:

  • Allows medical facilities to add MRI scans to their diagnostic imaging services quickly and cost effectively
  • Helps medical facilities address over capacity constraints, such as overflow and backlog issues
  • Offers patients exceptional, diagnostic-quality MRI Scan services without the medical facility incurring a major capital expense
  • Provides a "bridge service" during construction, renovation, or upgrade of your current facility
  • Utilizes all major brands of CT equipment including GE, Siemens, and Philips