Terminal units combat cross-infection

To aid infection control in high-risk areas, medical gas systems specialist, BeaconMedaes, embeds Addmaster anti-microbial protection into components including its terminal units, alarms, and valve boxes

The company said: “Terminal units, for example, are located in patient rooms, ICU, and operating theatres, and need cleaning after every patient use to eliminate cross-contamination. Our GEM Shield terminal units incorporate an anti-bacterial additive embedded into the material and ink, providing inherent protection which lasts the product’s lifetime – as opposed to a coating, which can be scratched or may deteriorate.” Tests performed by an external laboratory in accordance with ISO 22196:2011 showed efficiency of >99.77% on E. coli species reduction, and >99,82% on MRSA bacteria. 

“Antimicrobial protection was one of the reasons why London’s St Thomas’ Hospital was the first to install these terminal units into its facilities,” explained BeaconMedaes. “The GEM Shield was developed to increase patient and staff safety, with improvements in both user-friendliness and aesthetics. 

It has a modern appearance which complements electrical accessories, eliminates dust traps, and was designed to be quick and easy to maintain.” 

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