Medline and Aerapy team up for UV disinfection of ambulances

Effective cleaning protocols for ambulances are essential to help minimize the presence of pathogens. Studies show that high levels of bacterial species potentially harmful to human health have been detected in a range of emergency medical vehicles, particularly ambulances. Notably, ambulances were contaminated with the hard-to-treat Gram-positive bacterium, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). By having effective cleaning protocols, the spread of germs and pathogens will be reduced and therefore protect the health of emergency medical service providers.

DuoGuard’s unique air and surface cleaning capability allows mobile units to be cleaned both during vehicle use and between calls when unoccupied, bringing unparalleled disinfection power to mobile units . A built-in fan creates a powerful airflow for air disinfection during transport, and when unoccupied, the UV device disinfects surfaces at the touch of a button. Laboratory tests have shown that DuoGuard kills over 99.9% of pathogenic viruses and bacteria tested, including SARS-CoV-2. Aerapy UV also showed greater than 99.9% reduction against MRSA, enterovirus and bacteriophage MS2.

“Emergency responders and their patients remain vulnerable to infection in a space as small as an ambulance and we want to help them stay safe. Our goal is not to replace their daily cleaning routine, but to elevate their current protocols. Medline has the industry knowledge and national connections to help us successfully expand DuoGuard’s market presence,” said Annette Uda, President and Founder of Aerapy LLC.

the Mundelein, Illinois. The fire department has already begun integrating DuoGuard air and surface disinfection units into its ambulances as part of the organization’s environmental cleaning strategy which also includes UV disinfection in dormitories and classrooms inside the fire station.

“We have always focused on disinfecting surfaces, but COVID-19 has opened our eyes to aerosol transmission. We want to evolve our strategies to help deal with the current pandemic, but also plan for future infections that can be transmitted through the air. DuoGuard will ensure we have technology that can help improve workplace safety,” said Darren Brent, Mundelein Deputy Fire Chief.

The partnership with Aerapy is the latest addition to Medline’s offer UV Technology Offerings for surface and air disinfection. Medline is also the exclusive distributor of Scientific Air, which combines a UVC chamber, HEPA filtration system and carbon filter to help purify and disinfect particles in the air, Solaris Lytbot for surface disinfection, and ExpressPro for essential portable devices that healthcare providers use like phones and tablets.

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