Definition : Equipment designed to increase the moisture of a closed environment by adding a water mist directly in the environment or through the air supply. Humidifiers typically consist of equipment that may use one of several different technologies such as ultrasound vibration, evaporation, and rotation. Most humidifiers include sensors and controls for the temperature and the humidity; some humidifiers include heaters to provide a warm mist of water. Room humidifiers are used in health care facilities and at home to increase the moisture in patient rooms and/or in other areas of the home or the facilities. Dedicated humidifiers intended to increase the humidity in artificial airways and/or in inside the abdominal or thoracic cavity during laparoscopic procedures are also available.

Entry Terms : "Vaporizers"

UMDC code : 12047

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