ALVO® Premium scrub sink 5 clinical benefits
14 February 2023
ALVO® Premium scrub sink. The all-in-one smart solution vitally supports monitoring hand hygiene standards. Learn about its 5 clinical benefits.
1. PROVEN REDUCTION IN INFECTION RATES
You may reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAI) rates through integrating sonothermal sink disinfection device. HAI outbreaks are often linked to environmental reservoirs like colonized sink traps. The ALVO® CleanDrains self-disinfecting siphon prevents from biofilm formation and bioaerosol formation.
2. AUTOMATIC SURGICAL HAND PREPARATION PROCEDURE ACCORDING TO WHO RECOMMENDATIONS.
The ALVO® Premium scrub sink provides comfort of use through:
- 3-in-1 faucets: touch-free operation
- Proper dosage of soap and disinfectant
- Shaped edges that protect from water splashing
- Complete and compact design with storage area and waste bins integrated
- Intuitive, touch-free operation of the tap, infrared (temperature setting – water – soap – disinfectant release)
- Disinfection device integrated in the siphon of the sink to continuously prevent the production of infectious bio-aerosols and thus the transfer of pathogens from the scrub sink to the user and from user to patient
- Drains disinfection process displayed on the mirror (illuminated LED icons)
3. SAVES WATER, SAVES MONEY
Up to 66% less water used per hand wash.
With Miscea automatic faucet approx. 1,38L water is used per hand wash, compared to 4,15L used with manual faucets.
Save up to 66% of water in your surgery ward – OR or ICU!
4. LOWER OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE COST.
1 ml soap per hand wash ~ 1000 applications per 1L of soap.
Lightweight, non-porous mineral acrylic material with antimicrobial protection facilitates hygiene plans execution.
5. THE ALVO® Premium SCRUB SINKFIGHTS AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AMR IN OPERATING THEATRES AND INTENSIVE CARE UNITS
The involvement of automatic sink drains in the spread of viruses was already reported in the context of the SARS epidemic in 2003. Recently, the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in patient sinks and toilets in a hospital in Wuhan. Therefore, the disinfection of sink drains in clinical sanitary areas is a necessary preventive measure to inhibit the coronavirus spread.
Another drug-resistant superbug is New Delhi, immune to almost all known antibiotics. It can survive on any surface in hospital (beds, mattresses, toilets, medical furniture, medical equipment) and on the hands of medical personnel. Commonly used antibiotic treatment stimulates its drug-resistance. The infection can be very dangerous for patients, causing pneumonia, urinary tract infection, meningitis or even sepsis. Surgical site infections, or postoperative wounds infections happen very often. In these cases, the number of deaths is very high.
Adequate surgical hand preparation is the key element in infection prevention. “Surgical hand preparation should reduce the release of skin bacteria from the hands of the surgical team for the duration of the procedure in case of an unnoticed puncture of the surgical glove releasing bacteria to the open wound. In contrast to the hygienic handwash or handrub, surgical hand preparation must eliminate the transient and reduce the resident flora. It should also inhibit growth of bacteria under the gloved hand.” (WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care). Reference: ADEQUATE HAND HYGIENE AS KEY ELEMENT IN INFECTION PREVENTION – INCLUDING NEW DELHI SUPERBUG.
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