Pillar Four – Fixed Mount Systems / UVC Operating Room (OR) package
The fourth American Ultraviolet pillar, of the “Four Pillars of UVC Disinfection for Healthcare, is the “Fixed Mounted Packages”. The most popular fixed mount package is the UVC OR package for operating theaters. These systems are designed to combat easily preventable complications and pathogen transmissions during surgeries. Surgical site infection (SSI) – defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “an infection related to an operative procedure that occurs at or near the surgical incision within 30 days of the procedure, or within 90 days if prosthetic material is implanted at surgery,” is among the most common preventable complication after surgery. SSIs occur in 2% to 4% of all patients undergoing inpatient surgical procedures. They are also the leading cause of readmissions to the hospital following surgery. Approximately 3% of patients who contract an SSI will die consequently (ahrq.gov).
The OR and other fixed mounted packages consist of a variety of permanently mounted fixtures that can be retrofitted to an existing OR Suite or critical area. The systems are computer controlled, and designed to be utilized for entire room disinfection before and after gatherings or meetings in highly populated spaces, in between surgeries, and even during surgeries for various orthopedic procedures.
The goal is to reduce pathogens on surfaces, and in the air, quickly and safely, without the need for additional staff.
While the primary product in this series is the UVC OR package, the system was designed to be modular, meaning the components can be configured to achieve your disinfection goals in any space. Labs, isolation rooms, exam rooms, and meeting rooms are all places where a hard-mounted system makes sense.
Source: HPAC Engineering
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