Protection of employees handling patient-exposed medical and diagnostic equipment returned for servicing/refurbishment is highlighted in two online case studies from leading decontamination expert, Bioquell
Protection of employees handling patient-exposed medical and diagnostic equipment returned for servicing/refurbishment is highlighted in two online case studies from leading decontamination expert, Bioquell.
All medical devices and equipment used in either a hospital or community environment can easily become contaminated. This can then expose those subsequently handling or using them. In particular, servicing companies face the challenge of protecting their employees at risk of infection.
A global supplier of patient equipment based in San Diego, USA, trusted Bioquell technology to make the equipment safe after identifying an unacceptable risk of contamination. Manual wipedown had become ineffective and costly for this medical equipment company and, after successful testing, Bioquell hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) technology was implemented. This decontamination solution included the installation of a Bioquell Pod to provide the company with a fully sealable space to decontaminate the equipment. The use of the Bioquell HPV technology has now eliminated the risks of contamination to their service personnel.
In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) provides comprehensive guidance on the management and decontamination of reusable medical devices. Each decontaminated item should be labelled with a declaration to identify their status. Decontamination should always be carried out in accordance with the equipment manufacturer’s instructions.
Bioquell’s unique range of advanced hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) bio-decontamination solutions can provide safe and effective routine and pre/post maintenance services. For more information, visit the online resources at: return to base decontamination, HPV technology and case studies.