Nobody wants to think that in a nursing home, there may be dangerous bacteria present in the air, but along with bad odors, it is very common to have mold and bacteria in these locations. Using Odorox/Pyure hydroxyl processors is the best way to remove all odors, bacteria, and mold that may be present in the air and may cause a health threat to your residents. When you need to know how to eliminate bad odors in assisted living homes – nursing homes and hospitals, then you need to turn to Odorox/Pyure hydroxyl processors. These Hydroxyl processors are able to actually eliminate odors at the source instead of simply covering them up. By destroying the microorganisms that cause odors, you will be able to ensure that your residents have clean air that is healthy and good for them to breathe. Additionally, any bacteria in the air inside your facility, such as C-diff Clostridioides difficile infection, VRSA Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and M Methicillin Resistant Staph . Aureus (MRSA) RSA, will all be eliminated quickly and safely when you use our hydroxyl processors on a daily basis. You can rely on our patented technology for an effective delivery of hydroxyls so that your facility is clean, sanitized, and smells great quickly.
Removing the hospital smell from your facility can be difficult. Knowing how to eliminate odors from soiled linen rooms is important, as these odors mix with others from spilled food or drinks, body odors, and other waste to permeate all of the carpet, upholstery, drapes, and bedding. Additionally, these odors can actually attach to the ceilings and walls in your facility, making it difficult get rid of these odors. Standard cleaning products and methods aren’t able to remove these odors, as they are hidden deep within items in the room and traditional chemicals will simply mask the smell. The best way to clean a room and the answer to your questions about how to remove odors from incontinent areas is Odorox/Pyure. This cleaning agent is a gas that can travel throughout the air, sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces that housekeeping staff is not able to easily reach. After traditional cleaning in your nursing home, use an Odorox processor to come and complete the treatment. Our equipment doesn’t have to be used in a vacant room, making it easy to treat odors throughout your facility.
When you are concerned with how to keep nursing homes clean with hydroxyls, you can have confidence that our treatment process ensures that the next person in the space will not be in living in an area affected by odor, bacteria, or filth from the prior resident. Patients, as well as their families, will appreciate a clean room that smells great and is free of all prior contaminants. Using hydroxyls ensures that all dangerous microorganisms are removed and that the odor is destroyed. Unfortunately, it is very common and devastating for nursing homes to be the center of infectious disease outbreaks. Due to the number of residents in the area, as well as the resources of water, food, and air, diseases are able to spread quickly if left unchecked. Additionally, more pathogens, germs, and bacteria are constantly being brought into the facility when visitors and staff enter. Not only are gastrointestinal disease or infection and respiratory infections a problem, but also soft-tissue and skin infections are quite common. Hygiene problems allow germs to spread from patient to patient, and estimates put around 380,000 patients in nursing facilities dying each year due to infections. Preventing infections and their spread is important and should be a main focus of all nursing homes so that they can ensure that their residents are as safe and healthy as possible. Along with proper training, the right equipment needs to be used so that residents are healthy and live in an environment that will not put their health at risk.
Using Odorox/Pyure is a proven way to clean the air in nursing homes and prevent the spread of odors, bacteria, and viruses. This is a great way to provide all residents with the sanitary and healthy conditions that they need to live and to thrive. Without proper care and treatment, it is very common for nursing homes to be dangerous locations for their residents and to be the cause of a number of health problems.Feel free to Email Odorox Air/Pyure or a phone call at 888-246-7446 x 211 for any questions or concerns regarding Hydroxyl Processors and how to cleanest air for your space and using OdoroxAir/Pyure Hydroxyl Processors at Long Term Care Facilities/Nursing Homes/Assisted Living, to eliminate Odor Problems, Smell Elimination or Bacteria Elimination.
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Health And Safety
JEMS, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Hydroxyl generators kill germs & snuff odors
An Odorox® .Slimline. model portable hydroxyl generator sanitizes this ambulance. Photo Thom Dick
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We've talked about cooties before, Life-Saver. Nothing is scarier than some of the stuff you can't even see.
Fortunately, our bodies came equipped with an incredible array of weapons to protect us from sick people's diseases.
I can't find any studies that say so, but I don't think EMS providers get sick as often as most other people. If that's true, I suspect it's because we're exposed to so much disease on a regular basis that we're somewhat immune to it. I've always been impressed by that (and have always been grateful for it.) But I still think we'd be a lot safer if somebody could devise a surefire way to sanitize an ambulance without taking it apart.
In the March 2005 installment of this column, I discussed numerous ways EMS providers could minimize their exposure to disease. I suggested everything from leaving their boots at work to routinely cleaning door handles, stretchers, ceiling hardware and radio mics with contact cleaner. I've also talked about such practices as hand-washing, ditching exam gloves before driving, removing the floor hardware to address substances that accumulate there and not eating in ambulances.
I do brag some about my agency's crews. I hope you understand I love 'em to death. If you ever come and ride with us, you'll see why in about a second. Not only are they fine caregivers, but they also have hearts the size of toasters. If we were to lose just one of them, all of EMS would be damaged. Their families expect us to keep them safe, and we try hard to do that.
One of our first responders is an EMT named Chris Forbes. Chris is a lieutenant with our fire department here in Brighton, Colo., and he's a part-time distributor of gizmos called hydroxyl generators. Hydroxyl ions are unstable, negatively charged molecules that oxidize single-celled organisms, and thereby, destroy them. Chris showed us a device the size of a briefcase that's designed to produce and circulate hydroxyls throughout a closed environment about the size of a small house (2,000 square feet). We bought it (for about $2,800). When we take an ambulance out of service for maintenance, and before we give it back to a crew, we plug the device into the unit's 110VAC shoreline circuit and run it in the patient compartment for 24 hours with all the doors and windows closed.
We're pretty small-time, and we serve a poor district, so we don't have a lot of money for science. We've found no reference to anybody using hydroxyl generators in ambulances. But the independent lab reports we've read say that in structures, this device destroys more than 99.9% of airborne, surface and contained anthrax, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, influenza A, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes, MRSA, Staph aureus, molds and their spores, and tuberculosis bacilli on stainless steel and cotton fabric surfaces during a single 12-hour exposure.(1Ð3)
We also know from experience that it eliminates biologic and non-biologic odorsÑincluding emesis, blood, smoke and ethanolÑand produces no odors of its own.
They're commonly installed in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems of public buildings, especially in humid areas, and they're routinely used to purify structures after flooding. Fire departments use them to sanitize turnout gear.
How do these things work? Ours contains a fan that draws .dirty. air through a multiple-wavelength ultraviolet chamber, then exhausts it as clean airÑalong with hydroxyl ionsÑback into the environment. Hydroxyls occur naturally in sunlight. Although they're deadly to one-celled organisms, they're harmless to people and animals. Likewise, tests prove they break down airborne aldehydes, ozone, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.(4)
According to Chris, you can actually get these things in much smaller sizes, designed for permanent mounting in an ambulance, for about $500. That would spread the cost of one over the span of a lease, or the life of a vehicle. JEMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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Montclair State University Assistant Vice President
December 8, 2020
Odorox Hydroxyl Processors
As the pandemic started becoming more prevalent during March and April, we knew we had to find a solution to students and staff safe. After researching the many air purification systems on the market, we chose the Odorox Hydroxyl Processor Line. We have been using the technology since 2014 and it made sense to increase our commitment to hydroxyls as a weapon in our disinfection program.
We based our decision on a few criteria, which we felt would do the best job for the University. The #1 reason is the abundance of 3rd party studies done on their technology. The efficacy data was the best on the market covering all the kill claims we needed. The service and maintenance of the units is very simple and cost effective. Lastly, the distributor Bio-Shine was extremely knowledgeable on the product line as they have been representing this equipment for the past 7 years.
We currently have these units deployed in our meeting spaces, some office spaces, Music and Dance Studios and throughout the Athletic Department locker rooms. We are very glad we chose the Odorox Hydroxyl Processors to get us through the pandemic and beyond.
Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.