The FirstResponder™ Sterilizer is a powerful yet portable device specifically designed for use in Police Vehicles and certain Law Enforcement Rooms. Areas that contain a great deal of contaminated workspace and equipment, left unchecked, may cause sickness or even death due to exposure. The FirstResponder™ Sterilizer offers a simple, effective, and safe way to remove infectious organisms within these settings. Unlike alternative methods of sterilization, ozone gas is generated cheaply, requires no labor, and does not leave behind any harmful residue.
The FirstResponder™ Sterilizer may be used effectively in many applications, including sterilization of vehicles, instruments and equipment at room temperature, decontamination of environments such as small law enforcement rooms, or even ridding the air of unpleasant odors. The prevention of contaminant buildup to infectious levels is especially important when one considers hospital acquired infections, or HAIs. HAI contraction is one of the biggest preventable causes of death in a health vehicle. Regular cleanings with the FirstResponder™ Sterilizer can reduce EMS contribution to HAIs and potentially save lives.
In 2014, results of a project known as the HAI Prevalence Survey were published. The Survey described the burden of HAIs in U.S. hospitals, and reported that, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals (see chart below). Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.
|Major Site of Infection||Estimated No.|
|Urinary Tract Infections||93,300|
|Primary Bloodstream Infections||71,900|
|Surgical site infections from any inpatient surgery||157,500|
|Other types of infections||118,500|
|Estimated total number of infections in hospitals||721,800|