Surgical suites, patient rooms and other common areas that are regularly exposed to hospital related infections can quickly and effectively be decontaminated obtaining a 100% kill that is verifiable. By using the AeroClave RDS 8000 (Room Decontaminations System) Garner can effectively complete a decontamination cycle within a health care environment in two hours or less. Multiple cycles can normally be accomplished during a normal eight hour work day making for a cost effective decontamination service. From decontaminating a small lab to completing an entire floor, Garner has your decontamination services covered.
With the Mobile Decontamination System (MDS) from AeroClave, Garner Decontamination Solutions can provide solutions to your emergency alternative triage and treatment facilities virtually anywhere.
Establish alternative triage and treatment facilities in a matter of hours and take the pressure off already over-extended hospital resources. After the event Garner Decontamination Solutions can use the AeroClave Mobile Decontamination System (MDS) to decontaminate the entire structure.
- Open alternative triage and treatment facilities virtually anywhere.
- Off-load patients more quickly.
- Increased level of care for the most critically ill patients.
- Successful restoration of the facility.
Situation: An influenza epidemic has caused a surge in patients seeking medical attention overwhelming area hospitals.
The disaster plan calls for establishing alternative triage and treatment facilities at local schools but parental fears about the safety of their children cause school officials to resist implementation of the plan.
You’ve identified a large, empty warehouse as an alternative but there is no power or air conditioning in the facility.
The number of patients keeps climbing and ambulances are stuck at local hospitals waiting hours for a bed to open up for their patient.
Hospital officials state they are at capacity and cannot accept any more patients. Other area hospitals are in the same condition.
Solution: The AeroClave Mobile Decontamination System (MDS) used by Garner Decontamination Solutions arrives at the empty warehouse and in less than an hour has established power and communications at the facility. Thirty minutes later interior conditions are at a comfortable 78 degrees and 50% relative humidity.
Within two hours the first patients start arriving.
24 hours later medical personnel are caring for over 100 patients and have triaged several hundred more.
Within several days, local hospitals, having had the time to screen and discharge those less seriously ill, advise incident command that they are now able to start accepting patients again.
When the event is over, the Garner Decontamination Solutions system quickly and completely decontaminates the building before returning it to the owner.
After-Action Review: Establishing an alternative medical facility has kept hospitals open and prevented the system from going into gridlock.
Ambulance resources were returned to service faster because they were able to off-load patients more quickly.
The most critically ill patients were able to receive the highest level of care at the hospital because lesser ill patients were being evaluated and treated at the alternate site.
By being able to demonstrate a high level of decontamination of the facility to the building’s owner, the possibility of claims for “loss of use” have been minimized.
Successful restoration of the facility after the event has increased confidence in local school and church officials and lessened their hesitation about using their facilities should the need arise in the future.
Contact Garner Decontamination Solutions to discuss your emergency alternative triage and treatment facilities contingency plan today and let us give you piece of mind!