BioArmor™ : Treats water on-demand.

In 2015, 687,000 healthcare acquired infections (HAI) were reported in U.S. acute care hospitals. Of those, 72,000 patients died during their hospitalization.  

Not only are lives being lost, hospitals are spending billions of dollars on HAI medical costs. Annually, U.S. hospitals are spending $28.4-$33.8 billion on medical costs associated with HAIs. But, by having a prevention plan, hospitals save $5.7 billion to $31.5 billion in HAI costs. 

First and foremost, saving lives is the number one priority for hospitals. However, with small profit margins, lowering the cost of HAIs is essential. Hospitals can’t save anyone without the funds to do so. That is why hospitals are now using multiple methods of water treatment to prevent HAIs caused by waterborne pathogens. Harmful bacteria enters the hospital via the municipal water system and, given the right conditions, can lead to an outbreak. 

We surveyed 100 healthcare professionals to learn what they are doing to prevent harmful bacteria from entering the hospital through plumbing systems. 

  • 23% use centralized UV 

  • 36% use high temperature water 

  • 28% use periodic chlorine flushing 

  • 13% use POU membrane filters 

  • 29% use 2 or more methods of treatment 

  • 18% use 3-4 methods of treatment 

  • 14% use all 4 methods of treatment 

It’s time for something new. 

UV-C LED Water Treatment 

Introducing the UV-C water treatment system that deactivates 99.99% of harmful bacteria where it counts, at the point of use.  

BioArmor™  Lasts for 5+ Years 

The water treatment system works for both cold and hot supplies, lasts for 5 years, and is housed just underneath the sink. 

By combining our UV-C water treatment system and the touchless HyTronic® for Patient Care faucet, hospitals are greatly reducing the opportunity for an outbreak. We conducted a survey of 100 healthcare professionals, and they said that the combination of UV-C and HyTronic should be in high-risk locations throughout a hospital. 

  • 73% - patient rooms 

  • 68% - emergency rooms 

  • 68% - ICU 

  • 68% - post-surgery 

  • 47% - oncology 

The UV-C deactivates bacteria associated with C diff, Legionella, and others while the touch-free HyTronic faucet eliminates the spread of the 3,067,463 CFU  ofbacteria found on the typical manual faucet handles. 

How does UV-C deactivate bacteria? 

UV-C has long been used to disinfect water and air over the past twenty years. It works by damaging the DNA, making it impossible for it to replicate. An infection occurs when bacteria reproduces, so the UV-C makes it impossible for the bacteria to cause an infection. 

Why UV-C over other methods of infection prevention? 

UV-C is the healthiest way to reduce infection risk.  

  • Chemical-free 

  • No harmful byproducts 

  • Proven to deactivate waterborne pathogens that are chlorine resistant 

  • Proven performance – deactivates 99.99% of common waterborne pathogens. 

  • No maintenance - plug-in and go with no maintenance for five years.

BioArmor™ , UV-C water treatment system uses a UV dosage of 16mJ/cm2  

This chart shows different pathogens and the level of UV they need to become deactivated. BioArmor UV-C water treatment uses at least double the UV dosage needed to deactivate harmful bacteria.
This chart shows different pathogens and the level of UV they need to deactivate the bacteria and remove risk of illness. BioArmor UV-C water treatment uses at least double the UV dosage needed to deactivate harmful bacteria.

Water Treatment for Hospitals | Filters VS UV-C

Areas that house immune-compromised patients already need an extra layer of protection, but with UV-C, they get point-of-use water disinfection without expensive filters.

 

 

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