Effectively removes bacteria, viruses and endotoxins from TD 100 rinse water
The risk of hospital associated infections has become a focal point in many facilities throughout the United States, as well as other parts of the world. One potential source of contamination is the water that is used to rinse scopes and probes that have been high-level disinfected. High-level disinfection is only one component, regardless of manual or automated method, when healthcare workers are reprocessing semi-critical medical devices. The high-level disinfection process is defined by individual disinfectant manufacturer, which is followed by large volumes of water recommend to remove residue of the disinfectant. As recommended by the CDC and published on the CDC website:
Waterborne bacteria are an ever-growing challenge in healthcare facilities. The effects of these contaminates continue to cause an increasing rise in healthcare costs. Rinse water quality can affect a properly high-level disinfected medical device by introducing bacteria, viruses and endotoxins. CS Medical has partnered with Nephros to provide a solution that provides ultrapure bacteriologically-filtered water during the rinse cycles of the TD 100®. The Nephros DSU-H filter is a patented, dual-stage, hollow-fiber water filter that retains bacteria, viruses, and endotoxins found in water. All filtration occurs in the first stage of the filter while the second stage serves as a redundant safety filter. The water permeability of the DSU-H membrane is more than double that of membranes with comparable pore size, thus providing efficient flow performance relative to the physical size of the filter.
Why did CS Medical choose Nephros DSU-H ultrapure water filter to provide a solution to the growing water quality concern in hospitals? It's simple, the technology has been cleared by the FDA with the indication for use to aid in infection control and produce filtered water that is suitable for cleaning of equipment used in medical procedures. The DSU-H ultrapure filter has been tested and validated to retain bacteria, viruses and endotoxins. The expected life span of a DSU-H ultrapure filter is up to 6 months and is easily installed in-line between the TD 100 and the hospital water supply.
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