Latest developments utilising Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour help avoid unexpected, costly incidents, limit the impact of an outbreak & ensure patient safety
Bioquell – one of the leading global experts in reducing the risk of bio-contamination in the healthcare industry – will be highlighting its range of bespoke solutions for eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The Bioquell BQ-50 is a portable, easy to use bio-decontamination system utilising the company’s proven 35% hydrogen peroxide vapour technology. Bioquell’s Proactive service provides a full time, on-site technician to perform daily bio-decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapour or to ensure a swift response to unplanned emergency scenarios. With infection control priorities shifting at any time, Bioquell’s 24/7 Rapid Bio-decontamination Service (RBDS) will react quickly to eliminate pathogens and stop escalated incidents for any size area.
It is estimated about 1 in 25 patients have an infection related to hospital care. These infections lead to the loss of tens of thousands of lives and cost the U.S. health care system billions of dollars each year*. Having to deal with an outbreak can prove disastrous for a hospital with significant financial implications for units where an increased length of stay means higher costs and reduced revenue.
To avoid any unexpected incident or limit the impact of an outbreak, infection control measures must be implemented, including bio-decontamination of facilities. The Bioquell BQ-50 system is designed to protect patients, staff and the wider community by creating a fully decontaminated environment anywhere in the hospital. Ideal for rooms from 5m3 up to 200m3, the BQ-50 assists in the global fight against antibiotic resistance and HAIs.
Utilising Bioquell’s 35% hydrogen peroxide vapour technology, it eliminates pathogens from every exposed service with proven efficacy against bacteria, viruses and spores.
Unlike other automated bio-decontamination systems, the BQ-5O ensures every exposed surface is treated in a single cycle, with no area left untouched. It can be used prior to admitting immune-compromised patients or in rooms previously occupied by a person subject to contact precautions.
Comprising a control panel, vapouriser and three aeration units, the BQ-50 incorporates direct cycle control (DDC) for bio-decontamination of large spaces while chemical indicators (CI) enable real time verification of the process. The BQ-50 is exceptionally easy to use; operators simply prepare the room for bio-decontamination, enter the room volume and press start.
Bioquell’s BQ-50 is suitable for a variety of situations in nearly every area of the hospital facility. Typical applications include containment of escalated incidents, infection prevention in critical care areas like CCU, ICU or Burns units, protection of immune compromised patients and reduction of surgical site infections (SSIs) in operating theatres. Plus it can help maintain hospital pharmacy environmental levels, decontaminate sensitive electronics and facilitate emergency response preparedness.
Other advanced features offered by the Bioquell BQ-50 are optional tracking and reporting, RFID bottle reading for safety and quality control and wireless communication between components.
Bioquell Proactive allows hospitals to implement a focused bio-decontamination plan centred on infection control. This could be to reduce infection rates of a specific pathogen like C.diff, routine bio-decontamination of critical areas, or to reduce the environmental contamination on a hospital-wide basis.
A full time Bioquell technician is based at the hospital to perform daily bio-decontamination with the company’s hydrogen peroxide vapour in accordance with infection control strategy.
Each de-contamination performed captures key information that is available to managers through cloud-based technology.
As part of its Proactive service, Bioquell works with hospitals to develop a contingency for unplanned escalated incidents or emergency containment scenarios. The on-site team’s quick response helps limit the impact on patients and finances. Bioquell Proactive includes staffing, equipment needs and maintenance, consumables, reporting and technology upgrades.
Infection control priorities can shift at any moment, requiring an advanced bio-decontamination that UV and aerosolised technologies cannot provide. Available on a 24/7 basis, Bioquell RBDS reacts quickly to eliminate pathogens, stop escalated incidents and handle emergency response situations. Full bio-decontamination in a short timeframe with enhanced equipment capacity and skilled operators will help ensure the facility is operational as soon as possible.
Aimed at healthcare facilities that require bio-decontamination but do not have the resources, time or equipment, Bioquell RBDS can be customised to suit individual requirements and designed to blend into an existing bio-decontamination process and preventative maintenance or emergency response plans.
It is ideal for bio-safety labs (levels 2, 3 and 4), post construction new area commissioning, additional research environments, annual shut down for area maintenance and emergency containment control and elimination. Bioquell provides a final report confirming a 6-log kill of the spaces or surfaces treated.
Bioquell is a well-established global leader in the design and manufacture of bio-decontamination solutions for risk reduction within the healthcare, life science and pharmaceutical industries. The UK-based company operates worldwide through its own sales offices and international distributor network.
Bioquell’s industry-leading Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour technology is used across the world to eradicate biological contaminants including problematic bacteria, viruses and fungi on every exposed surface in any suitable enclosure to ensure maximum uptime. Deployment of Bioquell’s Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour process provides residue-free, safe and repeatable disinfection of rooms, buildings, equipment and sensitive electronics. It is a clear alternative when replacing traditional methods such as formaldehyde or chlorine-based products.