NEW Low Temperature Steam and 2% Formaldehyde sterilization study
NEW Low Temperature Steam and 2% Formaldehyde sterilization study!
The Servicio de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública (Preventive Medicine and Public Health Service) of the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal (Madrid-Spain), recently announced the publication of a study entitled: "Filtering facepiece respirators decontamination using a low-temperature-steam-2% formaldehyde sterilisation process during a pandemic: a safe alternative for reuse" in “The Journal of Hospital Infection” magazine.
The results of this research, in which took part the Sterilization Central and the Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria (IRYCIS)- (Institute for Health Research), indicate that sterilization by means of Low Temperature Steam and 2% Formaldehyde would be a fast, safe and effective alternative to the global shortage of respiratory protection equipment.
The study was carried out during the months of February, March and April on a large sample of ventilator models, and under conditions similar to real clinical practice; both in the reprocessing system and in the measurement of the adjustment factor. This research also involved the participation of the Instituto Nacional de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (INSST) - (Institute of Safety and Health at Work).
MATACHANA does NOT RECOMMEND the reprocessing of equipment classified as a single use product by its manufacturer, except in CASE OF SHORTAGE.