On September 1, 2018 at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, the Short Stay Unit (SSU) opened with a Safe Health Solutions (SHS) device installed in Patient Room 108. After four months of normal operation and infection control protocol, test samples were taken at the drain and the P-trap water. Results and analysis below were provided by the University of Virginia.
A fourteen week follow up study was completed on four control rooms and patient room 108.
The only nonzero readings occurred in rounds 3 and 4 in the drain when the aqueous ozone flush time was dialed back to see what would happen. Once the first negligible readings to date were noted, the measures were returned to their original settings and the technology self-cleaned back to zeros. The original design goal of keeping contaminants from getting into the sink basin and therefore eliminating the basin as a contributor to Hospital Acquired Infections has been proven. Not only has this goal been achieved, the drain and P-traps sample tests are showing readings of ZERO.