FDA Approves Emergency Use of AR Tech’s Patient Isolation
Transportation Unit (PITU)
Fontana, CA, May 8, 2020 - AR Tech, an aerospace and medical equipment manufacturer, announces its Patient Isolation Transportation Unit (PITU) is now available and The Food and Drug Administration has given emergency approval for its use. PITU is intended to be used by health care providers for temporary isolation and transport of patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
“The PITU is a negative pressure isolation enclosure that makes working with highly contagious diseases a safer process”, said Carmen Weisbart, RN, AR Tech President. The AR Tech team along with Dr. Mark Comunale, Head of Anesthesiology at Arrowhead Medical Center worked on the development and manufacturing of this unit for more than 2 years when the outbreak for the Ebola disease struck back in 2015, and now it’s ready for our frontline medical professionals.
PITU Protects Hospital Employees
PITU has the ability to address many
of the issues we hear about in the news
industry. “When the Covid-19 pandemic
began it was overwhelming to hear about
the deaths of frontline workers who
became infected with this disease. These
are people who are fighting for the lives
of others and it’s tragic to have their lives
taken away by this disease. PITU will be
a safeguard against these infectious diseases
by preventing the contagion from getting
into the environment or infecting another
person. Let’s help save the lives of our
frontline heroes”, said Bud Weisbart,
AR Tech’s Vice President.
Patients with Covid-19 are allowed to have visitors
Since PITU is a negative pressure enclosure that can be kept in a hospital room without having to transform a hospital room into a negative pressure room, properly attired family members can visit patients with Covid-19. “Hearing that patients are dying alone and suffering from loneliness because of isolation is saddening. We want PITU to bring families together in hard times like
these. It must be devastating having a sick relative and not being able to be with them to show them comfort. We hope the unit will provide much needed safety for our medical professionals during these difficult times,” Weisbart said.
About AR Tech
AR Tech is a subsidiary of A&R Tarpaulins Inc. which is the parent company of AR
Industries and provides products and services for medical companies, flight hardware and ground
support to various aerospace companies providing satellite launches, architectural products and
services for homes and businesses, and industrial products for the transportation industry. For
more information contact A&R at 909-829-4444 or visit http://www.artarpaulins.com.