Hamilton Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) is taking safety to a whole new level.
HEMS is using the RDS 3110, the only solution on the market to combine hands-free decontamination of facilities and vehicles with the ability to hand-spray equipment. Ambulances and equipment have been, and still are, cleaned after each call, but the new equipment allows for deeper disinfecting.
The RDS 3110 uses the AeroClave Process – an EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant – to disinfect. The environmentally friendly disinfectant solution produces no harmful by-products for the environment, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is 100 percent biodegradable.
“The RDS 3110 is quick and effective at decontaminating,” said Lee Duman, HEMS captain. “It allows us to keep our patients and team members as safe as possible.”
HEMS received a state grant to purchase the unit by completing specialized infectious disease training. HEMS met the grant criteria by demonstrating the ability to set up and safely tear down for the transport of an Ebola patient.
“The training and the RDS 3110 will help with all infectious disease treatment and transport, not just with a possible Ebola outbreak,” said Duman.
Proven effective against many pathogens, the RDS 3110 kills germs that can spread MRSA, HIV-1, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Ebola, E. coli, Norovirus, H1N1, Salmonella, mold, mildew and more. “The solution is very effective at killing viruses and bacteria,” Duman said.