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The Breathcall® from Dwyer Precision Products, Inc. Disinfection and Sterilization procedures.

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1 The Breathcall® from Dwyer Precision Products, Inc. Disinfection and Sterilization procedures

2 Breathcall® Disinfection Use a tuburculocidal / Virocidal solution to achieve disinfection. We suggest Citriguard II made by Healthlink, Inc. Citriguard II is a tuberculocidal, virocidal, disinfectant and fungicidal with proven kill times against bloodborne pathogens including tuburculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatatis C (HBC), E Coli, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Streptococcus, MRSA, etc. This product will disinfect the Breathcall®. It does not sterilize.

3 Citriguard II by Healthlink, inc

4 Sterilize Do not steam sterilize unit. High heat will destroy vinyl parts. Maximum Temperature 150° F. You will need to use a Glutaraldehyde-based or an OPA cold sterilization solution (a 0.55% orthophthalaldehyde solution). The following link from NIOSH (National Institute Occupational Safety & Health) states: “trade names for Glutaraldahyde-containing formulations include Cidex ®, Sonacide ®, Sporicidin ®, Hospex ®, Omnicide ®, Metricide ®, Rapicide ® and Wavicide ®. “ Cidex also makes an OPA solution. These products have instructions and time requirements necessary to achieve cold sterilization.www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/glutaraldehyde/

5 Cidex® OPA photo

6 Remove the mouthpiece / straw Each Straw contains a 100 micron filter for the prevention of internal contamination Use a new mouthpiece with each new patient. Each Breathcall® comes with a starter pack of 12 mouthpieces.

7 Mouthpiece / Straw

8 Notes before submerging Breathcall®: Whether disinfecting or sterilizing, follow the instructions for your brand of disinfection or sterilization solution to achieve the necessary kill times. Always hold, maintain and keep the wall switch plug higher than the cleansing solution when you immerse the Breathcall®. Everything can be submerged with the exception of the wall switch plug. We suggest our green clips (Item number #D56499) to assist your staff to keep the wall switch plug elevated. Submerging the wall switch plug could create a possible malfunction. The wall switch plug uses a high precision steel ball inside of a matched silver sleeve and any corrosive or dirty solution(s) could cause the ball to stick and the switch’s contact to fail to operate.

9 Do not cold sterilize wall plug switch

10 Submerge the Breathcall® Always hold, maintain and keep the wall switch plug higher than the cleansing solution when you immerse the Breathcall®. Everything can be submerged but the wall plug. We suggest our green clips (Item number #D56499) to assist your staff to keep the wall switch plug elevated.

11 Clear soaking pan used for demonstration purposes, only. Notice the green clip keeps wall switch plug elevated so no fluid can flow into it. This elevation must be maintained after removing the Breathcall® from the solution and throughout the entire drying cycle, as well.

12 Wall switch plug up close with clip

13 Removing Breathcall® from solution After disinfection or sterilization and while continuing to keep the plug elevated, remove the Breathcall® from the solution. Hang the Breathcall® so the wall switch plug is the highest point allowing all cleansing fluids to empty allowing the inner tubing to dry. Considering the length of the tubing, you may have to work the fluid out of the tube. Allow necessary time for drying.

14 Dwyer Precision The Breathcall® is tested and suitable for use in oxygen-rich atmospheres. Due to air activation, they are also suitable for use by patients when ANY CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY can present a danger to the patient. *We do not determine what is sterile. We do provide a product that is ideal in an oxygen rich environment and for disabled, or otherwise injured or impared patient (s) that can’t otherwise call, depress or alert hospital staff of their needs.


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