UV Flash™ & Pass Through Window
(by HealthGuard UVC)
The UV Flash’s (by HealthGuard UVC) patented highly reflective chamber and UV-C Lamps, breaks the molecular bonds inside microbial DNA, inactivating pathogens. At Hospital Safety Solutions, we believe that every SPD/Central Sterilization Processing Department in every hospital and surgery center should use a UV Flash™ "pass-through window" as a final stage of decontamination. We also believe that a UV Flash™ should be stationed at most nursing stations, patient areas throughout the facility and get used when staff enter and exit a room.
Patent #'s US 8,143,596 / US 9,295,741
(foreign patents pending)
The Need for Disinfecting High Touch Items throughout the facility.
Is your healthcare facility becoming increasingly reliant on computers, phones, PDA’s to alleviate paperwork and more dependent on digital technology? In the studies page on our website you’ll read evidence that cell phones and these other high touch items, and even staff’s clothing (scrubs) can harbor germs and virus, allowing staff to be potential vectors spreading more HAI’s within the system, from room to room, possibly to another patient. How often do you currently clean stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs? Do you use disposables? In 1 minute the UV Flash™ could disinfect them, saving money from the high cost of disposables.
Other hard to clean items that staff routinely touches are patient gel pads, electrodes, glasses, pens, computer keyboards and mouse, pagers, pickle phones. Yes, you washed you hands, but did you touch a pen or badge or adjust your glasses afterwards?
The Need for Disinfecting High Touch Items in surgical areas.
One study in the 2015 Feb. issue of JBJS notes
that of 53 orthopedic surgeons and residents cell phones that were swabbed, “83% (forty-four cell phones) had pathogenic bacteria at initial testing, 8% (four cell phones) had pathogenic bacteria after disinfection, and 75% (forty cell phones) had pathogenic bacteria one week later”. What is the solution for your institution? In a WSJ article “Calling All Germs”,
industry standards shun the use of liquids, and “wipes” which were used in the above referenced JBJS Study. “An Apple spokeswoman directed a reporter to the customer manual, which explicitly forbids the use of "window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia or abrasives." BlackBerry's advice is similar. Its manual states: "Do not use liquid, aerosol cleaners, or solvents on or near your BlackBerry device." A spokesman for Google Inc.'s Android says the various manufacturers for its phone platform don't carry an official policy on cleaning methods. Company representatives for the Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones all said that they don't have particular brands to recommend for cleaning.”
How do you disinfect cell phones/pda's/computers if you shouldn't use liquids or wipes?How do you currently disinfect loops and headlights? Could they harbor bacteria?How about stethoscopes, badges, clipboards, glasses, pens, brief cases and other high touch items?Are recommended chemical cleaners hard on patient gel pads, and what does it cost to replace them?How do you disinfect keyboards now?In a 2006 Dr. Rutala Study, 25% of keyboards tested positive for MRSA. To read this study CLICK HERE.No Phones/PDA’s/Computers in patient areas? Is that realistic in your facility in this technological age?What is the solution?
The UV Flash™ IS A REALISTIC SOLUTION, if you think high touch items are a problem. The UV Flash™ comes in multiple sizes; a desk top, microwave sized stand alone unit, (the Mini) a larger counter stand alone unit (the Standard), and custom units can be built for SPD/CS as a “Pass Through Window”. Other custom applications to disinfect equipment before and after service work, for safer employee handling in Biomedical departments and for X-Ray Gowns have been prototyped, and other custom devices can be adapted to a variety of needs. IT’S EFFECTIVE:UV Flash™ kills 99.9% of dangerous microorganismsIT’S FAST:UV Flash™ only takes 60 seconds per cycleIT’S GREEN:UV Flash™ uses high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly UVC bulbs.LOW PER USE COST:UV Flash™ Costs just pennies a day to operateIT’S Flexible:UV Flash™ has removable shelves for larger items
UV FLASH STANDARD UNIT
Dimensions and Weight
Height: 36 in / 91.4 cm
Width: 22 in / 55.9 cm
Depth: 28 in / 71.1 cm
Weight: 60 lb / 27.2 kg
Cord:10 ft (3.05 m)
Only $0.15 for every 240 cycles!
UV FLASH MINI
Dimensions and Weight
Height:17 in / 43.2 cm
Width:22 in / 55.9 cm
Depth:14 in / 35.6 cm
Weight:40 lb / 18.1 kg
Cord: 10ft (3.05 m)
Voltage: 120 V
Only $0.15 for every 240 cycles!
UV FLASH CUSTOM PASS-THROUGH WINDOW
Dimensions and Weight depend on the size of your current or new pass-through window.
Call for a quotation: (844) 889-6757
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical Requirements (for the clean side)
Cord: 10ft (3.05 m)
Voltage: 120 V
Only $0.30 for every 240 cycles
You Need Another Line of Defense to Prevent HAIs
Deadly emerging “Superbugs” are changing the game.
For decades now, the medical field has employed a well-known, prolific technique aimed at combating infection: antibiotics. However, rampant over-prescription and improper drug administration have inadvertently fueled an alarming and pervasive trend: germs are quickly adapting to antibiotics.
C. diff, known for causing intestinal diseases, is a prime example of an evolving super-bug
Increasing antibiotic resistance has led to the emergence of super-bugs, germs which can be completely immune to standard treatment options. “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got-right? Washing hands more isn’t enough, we need to adopt newer, cutting-edge alternatives to traditional microbiological containment options.
Using Ultraviolet Light to Destroy Germs and Bacteria
How It Works
The unleashed potential of UVC light
The incredible germ-killing power of HealthGuard UVC devices stems from the integration of ultraviolet germicidal light, or UVC light. Specialized light bulbs within our devices emit ultraviolet rays at a specific wavelength (254 nm) such that nucleic acids within dangerous organisms are disassembled and destroyed upon exposure, effectively obliterating dangerous microbes from the inside out by disrupting and scrambling their DNA! What’s more, this effect is universal: no microorganism on earth is resistant to UVC light!
Brief history of UVC light sanitation
Niels Ryberg Finsen
Pioneer of UVC Light Sanitation
The sanitation capabilities of UVC light have been known for over a century and incorporated in several novel ways.
One of the first major applications of UVC light for health purposes came in the early 1900s from Niels Finsen, a scientist who created a UVC emitting lamp to successfully treat tuberculosis (a feat that earned him the Nobel Prize in 1903!) Soon after, UVC light was also used to help purify the water supply in Marseille, France in 1908. From there, UVC light technology gained more and more traction and now it is widely accepted being incorporated into hospitals, nursing homes, in heating and air conditioning systems, water purification plants, food production plants, and more!
What’s different about UV Flash compared to competitors?
by third party labs to kill C-diff, S. aureus and A. baumanni.It's EVIDENCE-BASED Medicine
In a multi-center study published in a peer reviewed journal, hand-washed items in three hospital SPD departments retained 36.6 CFU's and then in a one minute UV Flash cycle, they were reduced to 0.3 CFU's.Click Here for the AAMI Horizons Safe Study Its’ a PATENTED
method for virtually eliminating shadow areas. It’s GREEN
so it has NO harmful chemicals.It’s FAST:
(60 Second cycle)It's SIZE MATTERS:
It’s large enough for a 15” laptop, flexible scopes, briefcases, satchels, headlights, loops, sensitive electronic equipment and medical devices.UNIQUE, OUTSTANDING FEATURES:
We use Teflon-encapsulated bulbs to prevent exposure to glass or contents in case of breakage; UV Flash has a Patented polished aluminum chamber for better reflectivity which kills 99.9%+ of microorganisms; It only costs pennies a day to operate; Includes removable shelves to accommodate larger items like flexible scopes. Sensor system detects when any lamp is non-functional rendering the unit inoperable until replacement, and other safety features. ROI: SAVE MONEY:
Cost-estimates which are absorbed by the hospital for even one returning infected total hip range $130-$250,000. Hospitals should rather proactively spend money on UV Flashes for every RN Stations, OR, Recovery, NICU, Peds, ER & SPD. One customer uses their UV Flash™ at the hospital entrance labeled “Disinfection Station” where visitors wash their hands and are encouraged to disinfect their phones before entering.
Others could justify the cost by not purchasing expensive “disposable” BP Cuffs, electrodes or stethoscopes. For over 3 years a large hospital system in Pennsylvania uses a UV Flash™ to disinfect BP Cuffs & iPads given too post-op patients, and some staff disinfect their personal items when entering/leaving the OR & PACU.ROI: SAVE TIME:
An SPD Manager justified purchasing a Pass-Through UV Flash to administration by saving over $1000 yr. in a costly post-cleaning germicidal solution (which takes 6 minutes to work vs. our 1-minute UV Flash™ cycle) saving 5 minuets per load and hundreds of hours/yr. of employee’s time passing instruments to the clean side.
Should NICU, Peds, ICU, ER Wound care, Cancer Centers and other nursing stations standards require this?
SPD - CUSTOM PASS THROUGH WINDOW
ARE YOU PASSING DIRTY INSTRUMENTS TO THE CLEAN SIDE WITH EXCESS BACTERIA?
SHOULD YOUR FINAL STEP IN INSTRUMENT DECONTAMINATION INCLUDE A 60-SECOND UV FLASH?
Studies have demonstrated that the manually cleaned devices have a higher bacterial colony-forming units (CFU) count than the machine-washed items, but both retain bio-burden even after being cleaned.
UV radiation does result in significantly reducing CFU counts, thereby improving the safety of handling these instruments.
Independently tested against; Clostridium difficile, Staphylococcus aureus, and Acinetobacter baumanni, with log 4 reduction in C-diff. in 60 seconds.
Uses No harmful chemicals, consumables, or antimicrobial wipes required. Finally a standardized, repeatable decontamination process that helps to eliminate human error and make instruments safer to handle.
For verification, by using the UVC Indicator Strip, it allows visual confirmation that instruments received proper intensity of UV Exposure. Click HERE for the UVC Indicator Strip StudyInexpensive, Easy and Safe to operate.
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UV Flash & Pass Through Window