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Many hospitals are now embracing a variety of new technology and protocols to aggressively attack hospital acquired infections(HAI’s) . The Halo Disinfection System is lightweight, quiet, easy to use and has proved to be effective against a wide range of environmentally associated nosocomial pathogens. There are myriad number of potential disinfection applications in a hospital environment for this exciting new infection control technology.

  • Intensive care unit
  • Operating suites
  • Emergency room
  • Burn Unit
  • Sterile processing
  • Oncology unit
  • Pediatric unit
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Blood banks
  • Bone marrow transplant unit
  • Long term care unit
  • Medical equipment (wheelchairs etc)
  • Medical equipment storage area
  • Medical supply storage area
  • Hospital transportation vehicles
  • Single rooms
  • Reception/common areas
  • Tissue culture labs

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Ambulatory surgical centers, also known as day surgery or out patient surgery centers, are centers where an overnight hospital stay is not required and the patient goes home the same day. Ambulatory (outpatient) surgery centers perform a wide range of surgical and diagnostic services in an outpatient setting. These centers provide shorter medical procedure duration thereby incurring fewer complications as well as resulting in significant cost savings to the patient and the patient’s health care provider. About 65% of all surgical procedures are done on an out patient basis . Complications related to surgery occur in less then 1% of the time in out patient settings , but because of the transient nature of the patient population, and the consequent potential for infection, many ambulatory centers are embracing aggressive proactive preventive infection protocols to include the use of hydrogen peroxide fogging. Studies have shown that comprehensive proactive H2O2 fogging programs using the Halosil Halo Disinfection System can significantly reduce infection rates in these centers.

  • Reception areas
  • Common areas
  • Rest rooms
  • Operating suites
  • Recovery rooms
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medical equipment storage areas
  • Medical supply storage areas

In these times, the medical patient population is highly mobile, moving between hospitals, nursing homes , assisted living , doctors offices and home. This mobility has accelerated the incidence of hospital acquired infections becoming even more virulent community based infections rising new concerns about ever evolving antibiotic resistant microorganisms. A MRSA C-Diff or Norovirus outbreak in a long term care facility can devastate the patient population and incur substantial financial hardship on the facility owners and operators. A fogging program with the Halosil Halo Disinfection System can stop these outbreaks in their tracks, and if used on an organized proactive basis can significantly reduce the potential for future outbreaks.

  • Reception/common areas
  • Rest rooms
  • Single patient rooms
  • Storage areas
  • Medical equipment (wheelchairs, stretchers etc.)
  • Medical supplies
  • Medical transport vehicles

With the ever increasing mobility of the patient population, aggressive disinfection programs for hospital and other medical transport vehicles are a big part of the equation in controlling hospital and community based infections. Manual cleaning of these vehicles at best only reduces the existing bioburden by 40-60%. Using the Halosil Halo Disinfection System to disinfect these vehicles on a regular and consistent basis can decrease the incidence of cross contamination and potentially for re-infection of other transport patients. The Halosil Halo Disinfection System, which produces positively charged hydroxyl ions , goes up ,under and around all exposed surfaces. A standard ambulance/medical transport vehicle can be totally disinfected, in less than ten(10) minutes. An exceptional price performance ratio. Can also be used for police cars and other municipal vehicles.

Compounding Pharmacies are coming under increasing scrutiny from the FDA and the State Pharmacy Boards. Of particular concern to the industry recently are newly minted regulations from USP, specifically Chapter 800, which promulgates a whole new set of standards to protect employees in these facilities in relation to general safety, surface and air quality as well as associated control protocols. Air and surface disinfection requirements are a major part of these new regulations. They stipulate air and surface parameters, but cannot and do not specifically recommend products or procedures to achieve these enhanced standards. These unknowns are what is causing major concern in the industry, as when an inspection team does walk through the door they don’t know what the inspectors are looking for in relation to policies and procedures, let alone disinfection chemicals or other disinfection technologies.ie: are they good enough to satisfy the inspectors predicated on the vagueness of the new regulations.

Direct regulation of the industry is inexorable and inevitable. Most compounding pharmacies currently employ manual disinfection cleaning techniques using a variety of disinfection bactericides, sporicides, virucides and fungicides. Studies have shown that even the best terminal manual cleaning protocols only achieve a 40-60% reduction in residual bio-burden.

Consequently, forward thinking, innovative compounding operations are strategically reacting to this increased regulatory and inspection activity by implementing comprehensive decontamination protocols to preempt outbreaks or chronic contamination problems at their facilities, as well as pragmatically and consistently reducing overall facility bio-burden. Hands-free whole room disinfection systems like the Halosil Halo Disinfection System that offer a consistent and comprehensive disinfection capability with an EPA validated 99.9999% kill on C-Difficile spores on all exposed surfaces can insure that all of these new regulations regarding surface disinfection are met or exceeded. An insurance policy for the facility operator so to speak.

 

Other Markets

  • Medical and dental offices and laboratories
  • Veterinary offices and animal facilities
  • Biotech and medical device facilities
  • Pharmaceutical production facilities and clean rooms
  • Tissues banks
  • Bio-safety laboratories
  • Health clubs and spas
  • Hospitality industry
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Food processing
  • Prisons and jails
  • School facilities
  • Day care centers
  • Municipal transportation- planes, trains, ships and buses
  • Military barracks and field facilities