EMS can, at times, be a messy profession. Some messes are much harder to clean up than others.
Products like the Ozilla EMS Sterilizer from Genlantis make cleaning and sterilization after particularly messy calls a simple task.
The Ozilla EMS Sterilizer uses ozone gas, the most powerful oxidative agent that occurs naturally, to destroy germs, viruses and microbes that could linger and cause contamination after calls. The sterilizer leaves no residue typical of detergent or synthetic cleaners. The system kills 99.999% of 650 different kinds of pathogenic organisms in as little as 60 minutes.
Chad Panke, regional director of Gold Coast Ambulance/AMR Ventura County in California, says his company has been using the Ozilla EMS Sterilizer for about a year, and the system has given him peace of mind.
“The winning point is with blood and other bodily fluids: They can get into a lot of places we can’t see or might miss during the initial cleaning,” Panke says. “An area of big concern is what’s in the fabric of the seats, the first-in bag and the cloth straps of the gurney and backboard. We don’t have to routinely soak them, which keeps them out of service for a long duration.”
Panke says the portability of the sterilizer is a plus, and it allows them to take the system to ambulances in the field in the case of a norovirus outbreak at a facility or something similar.
Another benefit is the ability to remove any smells after a call that might remain in the ambulance.
The Ozilla EMS Sterilizer is EPA registered and does not use any harmful liquids, UV rays, harsh chemicals or heat, and the ozone gas does not do any damage to surfaces inside the ambulance.