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Hospitals benefit from using hypochlorous acid (HOCl) for disinfection and cleaning due to its strong antimicrobial properties and relatively low toxicity compared to traditional chemical disinfectants. HOCl is an effective and versatile tool in healthcare settings for preventing the spread of infections and maintaining a clean and safe environment. Here are some common ways hospitals use HOCl:

  • Surface disinfection: HOCl can be used to disinfect surfaces in patient rooms, operating rooms, and common areas. It helps to kill or inactivate a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • Instrument and equipment sterilization: Hospitals can use HOCl to disinfect and sterilize medical instruments, such as surgical tools and endoscopes, to ensure they are free from pathogens before use.
  • Wound care: HOCl solutions can be used to clean and irrigate wounds due to their antimicrobial properties. They help prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Hand hygiene: HOCl-based hand sanitizers and antiseptics can be used by healthcare personnel to maintain hand hygiene and reduce the transmission of pathogens.
  • Disinfection of patient care items: HOCl can be used to disinfect items that come into contact with patients, such as bedrails, call buttons, and patient monitors.
  • Controlling healthcare-associated infections (HAIs): HOCl can play a role in reducing the risk of HAIs by disinfecting high-touch surfaces and medical equipment, which are potential sources of infection transmission.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of medical textiles: Hospitals can use HOCl to launder and disinfect linens, gowns, and other textiles, ensuring they are free from pathogens.
  • Emergency response: HOCl can be used during outbreaks of infectious diseases or in emergency situations to quickly disinfect areas and surfaces.
  • Water treatment: HOCl can be added to hospital water systems to ensure that water used for various purposes, such as drinking, cleaning, and medical procedures, is free from harmful microorganisms.
  • Biohazard waste treatment: HOCl can be used to disinfect and treat biohazardous waste before disposal.

HOCl is non-caustic, odorless and safe. An investment into a HYPOGEN HOCl generator can provide your hospital or clinic with an eco-friendly disinfecting solution that will increase your bottom line.

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