Gas Detection Solutions in Healthcare

With advances in sterilisation, hospital technicians in endoscopic units are now sterilising equipment and instruments multiple times per day. This results in technicians being exposed to more concentrated sterilants than ever before. This increase in concentration intensifies the potential for overexposure to dangerous chemicals such as Peracetic Acid causing lasting health effects.

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Peracetic Acid (also known as PAA or Peroxyacetic Acid) is an extremely useful chemical. It is used in a variety of industries, ranging from healthcare to aseptic packaging and other foods. Additionally, it is environmentally safe, as it breaks down into acetic acid (vinegar) and water. This feature is thanks to its highly reactive properties, which also makes it a great biocide/sterilant.

Beyond its benefits, its high reactivity is also what makes it potentially dangerous. Overexposure to PAA can cause some serious health issues, including pulmonary edema, permanent lung damage, skin burns, and more.

Therefore, understanding and monitoring vapour levels in the air should be part of any department’s essential safety practice in order to promote worker safety in the hospital.

Serving as an early warning to leaks and safety measure for your employees, ChemDAQ® Steri-Trac monitors enable you to effectively manage the breathing environment. Peracetic Acid monitoring systems raise the standard of safety for employees.

The way to make sure your ppm (parts per million) exposure is below the standards is with ChemDAQ’s high tech gas monitoring equipment. Using the ChemDAQ Steri-Trac® continuous monitor will assure that your employees stay safe and will help protect your employees from PAA.

ChemDAQ’s systems will go into alarm should the limits be exceeded, warning the employees in that area, keeping them safe. The Steri-Trac® continuous monitor also tracks and logs the data, which can then be saved and downloaded for future reference. The continuous monitoring system will give your employees peace of mind, keeping your employees motivated and happy, and will allow them to work at their best.

By continuously monitoring, you can rest assured that your employees are safe in their working environment. Safer conditions also mean fewer sick days, resulting in an increase in productivity.

The demand for PAA monitoring systems has grown substantially after safety bosses are starting to take note of the dangers of PAA.  Over the past 2 years,  a1-cbiss have completed Endoscopy department installations at several hospitals across the UK.

Safety managers are adopting a safety-conscious mindset by ensuring that sterilisation areas are protected by monitoring system to create a safe working environment for their employees.

a1-cbiss offers a convenient, hassle-free, sensor exchange program.  Four times a year, a1-cbiss will ship a pre-calibrated sensor replacement to site to ensure your ChemDAQ PAA monitoring system offers accurate system performance.

Activation of the new sensor is straightforward.  Simply remove the used sensor and affix the new, calibrated one.

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