3 Key Reasons Why Hospitals in Hong Kong Choose Hypernova Chronos for High Level Disinfection
1. User-friendliness. Automated Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) systems require more precaution steps. These steps include probe handling procedures before and after High Level Disinfection (HLD), knowing the different device warmup times, safety cautions for H2O2 cartridge storage, Chemical Indicator expiry dates, and if they passed or failed etc. A simple step process assists in Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) being followed and less problematic. This is why Chronos user-friendliness with simple steps is the Number 1 key choice!
2. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) benefits. In major cities where storage is limited in finding suitable storage locations for chemicals and implementing handling, protocols add further strain on limited resources. In some places, a spill drill is required to be conducted 2 times a year. Unnecessary glove usage is high, as it is advised to wear gloves even after High Level Disinfection (HLD) because there may be chemical residue left on the probe. Chronos eliminates these burdens due to its chemical-free operations.
3. Operational Cost advantage. Automated Hydrogen Peroxide systems have additional running costs, requiring chemical cartridge, chemical indicators, spilling kits, and special built storage space for Dangerous Goods. Furthermore, to maintain a 5-minute turnaround time, purchasing extra probes and hiring dedicated staff in cleaning and disinfecting probes might be required. These ongoing tangible and intangible costs add up over time. For non-frequent users, these costs may be higher because the H2O2 cartridge expires no matter if it is half full and is automatically purged. This is why point 3 is a key choice; all that is needed for Chronos is an electrical connection as there are NO other running costs.