Doctors Office/ Dr. Office. Germ Elimination, Kill Bacteria, Virus Elimination, Odor Eliminator, Wipe Out Staph Infection
Medical Offices can Be Teeming with Germs, Bacteria, Odors. Odorox Air Hydroxyl Processors Will Kill and Eliminate All!
While you alone can’t eliminate germs and odors from doctors’ offices, there are a few steps that you can take to minimize the risk of you getting sick while getting medical care:
Get a flu shot before ever going into a waiting room. Flu shots can either prevent you from getting sick or greatly decrease the length and severity of flu symptoms that you have.
If you can’t avoid the waiting room during flu season, then try to be smart about when you have an appointment. It’s a good idea to schedule annual appointments when the flu isn’t in your area, but if you are sick then try to go to the doctor very early in the morning or late in the day when the waiting room may not be as busy.
Avoid touching items that carry a lot of germs, such as magazines, elevator buttons, and railings. If you do touch them then make sure that you don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, as this will allow bacteria and viruses to enter your body. Additionally, make sure to always wash your hands thoroughly after touching shared items. Take advantage of a “well” waiting room if your doctor provides one so that you are not surrounded by so many germs. While there is no such thing as a germ free dr./doctor office, this will limit your exposure. If necessary, use a mask or clean tissue to breathe to avoid germs in the “sick” waiting area.Consider waiting outside or in your car if the waiting room is very full. Most staff is happy to call you when the doctor is ready,especially if they have been running late.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated their recommendations on how to prevent germs from spreading while you are at the doctor. Not only should staff get all recommended immunizations, but it’s important that waiting rooms have masks and sanitizer provided for patients. Additionally, doctors need to remove all plush toys from the waiting room, as these can be difficult to clean.
Everyone has to go to the doctor at some point, and following these steps will help to ensure that you do not get sick while you are there. No matter whether you need a physical, are ill, or need a sports check-up, staying healthy at the doctor can be tricky.
Doctors generally see around 2,300 patients. This means that in a practice with more than one doctor that this number will increase exponentially. Primary care doctors generally see around 20 patients a day, but during flu season that number will jump dramatically, resulting in overcrowded waiting rooms and more germs in the area.Everyone has to go to the doctor at some point, and following these steps will help to ensure that you do not get sick while you are there. No matter whether you need a physical, are ill, or need a sports check-up, staying healthy at the doctor can be tricky.
Doctors generally see around 2,300 patients. This means that in a practice with more than one doctor that this number will increase exponentially.
Primary care doctors generally see around 20 patients a day, but during flu season that number will jump dramatically, resulting in overcrowded waiting rooms and more germs in the area.
There are some things that you can do to avoid germs when at the doctor, including:
Booking an early appointment to take advantage of a clean office
Not letting your child play with provided toys
Avoiding magazines in the waiting room
Washing your hands often and using hand sanitizer
Doctors need to be concerned with how to kill bacteria and viruses in doctor’s office, but you can help to protect yourself by following these steps. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Provention) recommends washing hands with soap and water to combat C-diff, as this bacteria is unharmed by alcohol-based hand sanitizers. To avoid C-diff and other dangerous bacteria, make sure that you do not touch items in the waiting room, wash your hands regularly, and do your best to avoid going to the doctor during particularly busy times so that you can avoid contact with as many germs and as much bacteria as possible.
Feel free to call Odorox Air at 888-246-7446 x 211 if you have any questions or concerns.
Benefits of Odorox Technology, Testimonials from our Customers
We are so please to share with you our testimony regarding the use and rental of the Boss Odorox generator. We have been in the retail dry-cleaning business since 1947, for the last fifteen years we also have been restoring textiles in south eastern Iowa which have been subject to fire, storm, and or flood. We have been users of ozone as a restorative additive to smoke removal and to some extent still do. Our use of the Odorox technology has allowed us to greatly reduce ozone usage in textile remediation.
We advertise odor management as a service both to textiles, which in includes drapery, carpet, and clothing. Our application of the Odorox technology has saved several property owners from having to replace carpet, has unexpectedly improved the health of an acute sensitivity to odors of one of the residents owners. We also rent this technology and have had, along with a subcontractor applied it to death clean up in a semi cab where the driver apparently died of a heart attack, but in warm weather and was not found for six days. In this case, after stripping and remediating the semi cab, the Odorox technology removed the final odors for good.
A partner in the dry cleaning and restoration business in Canada reported the
successful restoration of skunk smell that somehow got in to a men's clothing store.
The new clothes in this store were successfully remediated from the skunk smell without removing them from the premises. This is what prompted us to explore and eventually purchase the Odorox Boss.
In working with one of our ServiceMaster contractors on a fire/smoke environment which was light and no trace of residual sooting, we used the Odorox Boss in 6 days to restore the environment, while the people continued to work, and with out wipe down or other forms of remediation.
We have become confident in the use of Odorox technology, its safety, strength, and application. We would recommend anyone in the restoration business to explore the use of it.
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JEMS, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Hydroxyl generators kill germs & snuff odors
An Odorox® .Slimline. model portable hydroxyl generator sanitizes this ambulance. Photo Thom Dick
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We've talked about cooties before, Life-Saver. Nothing is scarier than some of the stuff you can't even see.
Fortunately, our bodies came equipped with an incredible array of weapons to protect us from sick people's diseases.
I can't find any studies that say so, but I don't think EMS providers get sick as often as most other people. If that's true, I suspect it's because we're exposed to so much disease on a regular basis that we're somewhat immune to it. I've always been impressed by that (and have always been grateful for it.) But I still think we'd be a lot safer if somebody could devise a surefire way to sanitize an ambulance without taking it apart.
In the March 2005 installment of this column, I discussed numerous ways EMS providers could minimize their exposure to disease. I suggested everything from leaving their boots at work to routinely cleaning door handles, stretchers, ceiling hardware and radio mics with contact cleaner. I've also talked about such practices as hand-washing, ditching exam gloves before driving, removing the floor hardware to address substances that accumulate there and not eating in ambulances.
I do brag some about my agency's crews. I hope you understand I love 'em to death. If you ever come and ride with us, you'll see why in about a second. Not only are they fine caregivers, but they also have hearts the size of toasters. If we were to lose just one of them, all of EMS would be damaged. Their families expect us to keep them safe, and we try hard to do that.
One of our first responders is an EMT named Chris Forbes. Chris is a lieutenant with our fire department here in Brighton, Colo., and he's a part-time distributor of gizmos called hydroxyl generators. Hydroxyl ions are unstable, negatively charged molecules that oxidize single-celled organisms, and thereby, destroy them. Chris showed us a device the size of a briefcase that's designed to produce and circulate hydroxyls throughout a closed environment about the size of a small house (2,000 square feet). We bought it (for about $2,800). When we take an ambulance out of service for maintenance, and before we give it back to a crew, we plug the device into the unit's 110VAC shoreline circuit and run it in the patient compartment for 24 hours with all the doors and windows closed.
We're pretty small-time, and we serve a poor district, so we don't have a lot of money for science. We've found no reference to anybody using hydroxyl generators in ambulances. But the independent lab reports we've read say that in structures, this device destroys more than 99.9% of airborne, surface and contained anthrax, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, influenza A, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes, MRSA, Staph aureus, molds and their spores, and tuberculosis bacilli on stainless steel and cotton fabric surfaces during a single 12-hour exposure.(1?3)
We also know from experience that it eliminates biologic and non-biologic odors?including emesis, blood, smoke and ethanol?and produces no odors of its own.
They're commonly installed in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems of public buildings, especially in humid areas, and they're routinely used to purify structures after flooding. Fire departments use them to sanitize turnout gear.
How do these things work? Ours contains a fan that draws .dirty. air through a multiple-wavelength ultraviolet chamber, then exhausts it as clean air?along with hydroxyl ions?back into the environment. Hydroxyls occur naturally in sunlight. Although they're deadly to one-celled organisms, they're harmless to people and animals. Likewise, tests prove they break down airborne aldehydes, ozone, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.(4)
According to Chris, you can actually get these things in much smaller sizes, designed for permanent mounting in an ambulance, for about $500. That would spread the cost of one over the span of a lease, or the life of a vehicle. JEMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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