Sanitization for child care settings

Young children sneeze, cough, drool, use diapers and are just learning to use the toilet. They touch everything, put things in their mouths and readily spread germs. In addition, infants, toddlers and preschoolers have immature immune systems and experience more illnesses than older children or adults, especially
when they spend time in child care settings where they are at an immerse risk of Healthcare Acquired Infections.

Sanitizing reduces the risk of illness by decreasing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold. Products with hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient are being used by some child care programs as alternatives to bleach. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down to water and oxygen and does not leave harmful residues. Peroxide sanitizers offer an alternative to more toxic cleaners because they do not introduce irritating fumes into the air.

As mentioned Hydrogen Peroxide is extremely effective and doesn’t leave any dangerous residue on all the surfaces that the children might come in contact with. Hydrogen Peroxide sanitization has been clinically proven to tremendously reduce the number of HAIs within child care facilities.

Having a solid Sanitization plan and practice is critical, knowing that the youngest will touch and put in their mouths about everything that they can reach or come in contact with.

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization is also known as vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization or VHP. Healthcare facilities more commonly choose vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization over ethylene oxide sterilization as their low temperature sterilization system. This preference for VHP is reflected by the declining use of ethylene oxide sterilization systems in hospitals.

The familiarity of hydrogen peroxide in households provides users a sense of confidence with hydrogen peroxide as a non-toxic, environmentally safe solution.

No ventilation is necessary for the vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization process and VHP machines only utilize one utility – power. No extra water, steam, or compressed air utilities are necessary.

The ViTralizer has been designed to ensure maximum safety, suitable for it’s commercial or household applications. The unit is equipped with user friendly components making its operation really simple. 

How it works?

The vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization process is as follows:

  1. Liquid H2O2 gets converted into vapor
  2. The vapor fills the chamber, contacting all surfaces and penetrating lumens
  3. After sterilization, the vapor is vacuumed from the chamber and converted into water and oxygen

Simply fill, set the room size, push start, and leave the room. The ViTralizer is capable of sanitizing over 17,000 cubic feet (2,125 Square Feet @ 8 ft ceilings) in one run. In less than an hour, patients can safely return to the now sanitized area, with greatly reduced risks for hospital acquired infection.

In less than an hour, people can safely return to the now sanitized area.  If you need more space covered, just move the machine to a different location and run it again. 

Contact us at 800-418-9289 and we’ll be happy to provide further information and details.

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