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Chicken Little
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« on: March 28, 2007, 09:30:07 PM »

It was recommended to me today that I get a Hepa machine for the room I'm doing exchanges in, especially because we have a long haired dog.   Anyone else use one?  Any recommendations?  We've had one in the past and got rid of it because it was a PITA to maintain. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 10:01:42 PM »

Hey ChickenLittle,  When i first started training for PD, i brought up this very subject and they told me that i did not need one, since i would be turning it off before i set up my machine and hook up.  It moves the air and that is one thing you do not want, floating particles in the air, so, i didnt buy one.  But now that you said that about the dog, i wonder if i need one since i am GETTING A KITTY ;)   :clap;   I'll call my PD nurse and see what they say about it this time around.  Keep me posted on if you buy one and what kind and stuff, please ;)  thank you...
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 10:23:41 AM »

Yay!! Goofy's getting a kitty!!! :clap;  I was told by my nurse too, that ALL air circulating machinery had to be OFF,
vents closed, windows closed, all that fun stuff.  Now I can see how a HEPA filter would be nice in keeping the air
a little more clear for you. Wonder if Medicare would pay for that? Hm.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 11:00:43 AM »

Goofynina is correct.  I recommend it too for my patients, but all circulating air machines or vents need to be turned off when connecting.  And no, medicare doesn't pay for them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 07:55:16 PM »

Do your research if you decide to get a hepa filter, some work better than others.
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