It is of immeasurable value that people can be certain that spaces are completely clean and disinfected. Nocospray has been proven through research to be an effective disinfection method that is suitable for many applications.
The effectiveness of eco-friendly Nocospray is based on hydrogen peroxide, which is dry-sprayed into the air and on surfaces of the area to be disinfected. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen, leaving the surfaces dry and residue-free. The method is suitable for use in hospital wards, operating theatres, intensive care, ambulances, day-care centres and homes for the elderly. Nocospray is also used by the food industry, among others.
The highly contagious norovirus is an unpleasant visitor in hospitals and care institutions. A small number of microbes on door handles and in other places can infect multiple people. Clostridium difficile spores, for example, can live on surfaces for months. Especially in hospitals, these microbes are highly troublesome: if a patient is found to be infected, the isolation room must be thoroughly cleaned. Even the slightest human error can cause the microbe to remain on surfaces for up to weeks and potentially infect the next patient in the area.
“Thorough cleaning of isolation rooms is always time-consuming work that demands great care. A few years ago, there was a situation where we had a Clostridium difficile breakout in the hospital. The breakout continued even though the hospital areas were cleaned and disinfected according to all instructions. It was really difficult to destroy the infection”, says Chatrine Norrbacka, hygiene nurse of Vaasa hospital district in Pietarsaari.
“We eventually contacted Kiilto and asked for help with additional measures for standard isolation cleaning, as we had heard about the Nocospray device. We carried out a thorough cleaning of the isolation room as directed, followed by disinfection with Nocospray, after which the microbe was fortunately eradicated.”
Clear cost savings and fewer sick days
Nocospray makes daily work easier when hygiene levels can be absolutely relied on. Microbes do not spread from one patient to another, and patients do not have to remain in hospital for longer. Staff absenteeism due to sickness is also reduced, as staff are not exposed to viral infections during room cleaning.
“The reason many customers choose Nocospray is the cost savings it brings. Savings are made as the number of days of hospitalisation of patients and staff sick leave are reduced. For example, some hospitals have instructions that rooms be disinfected first with Nocospray, and only then are the staff allowed to go into the room to complete the cleaning. Finally, the space is again treated with Nocospray. This process avoids unnecessary infections and sick leave,” says Kiilto specialist Kaisa Sairanen.
Sairanen says that Nocospray is also a great help in home care.
“I was involved in dealing with a situation where a patient was hospitalised repeatedly due to infection with Clostridium difficile. Every time the patient returned home; they contracted the same infection again. Eventually, the patient’s home was disinfected using the Nocospray method, and her quality of life improved once and for all when the infestation in her home was eliminated, and no more treatment periods were needed in the hospital.”
Help in destroying surface mold
In addition to bacteria, the Nocospray method also helps to destroy surface mould and surface fungi. Nocospray proved an invaluable help at a dental clinic in Kauhajoki when dental care had to be temporarily relocated due to an indoor problem in the clinic.
“No objects could be taken into the temporary facilities until they had been disinfected. There are so many different items of equipment and small instruments in the dental clinic that we needed help in processing them. We treated each item of equipment both before and after moving to the temporary facilities,” says Katja Latvala, a hygiene nurse at the Suupohja basic service company consortium in southern Ostrobothnia.
“It was a great relief to know that microbes were not transferred with movable items, and that we did not have to give up all the necessary equipment or medical supplies in the dental clinic.”