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ATMOS Hygiene Program

Hygiene all around the ENT workstation

Hygiene is a key issue which has been rapidly gaining in prominence over the past few years and is now more important than ever. The large number of patients treated on a daily basis, as well as the nature of a doctor’s job per se, demand a strict and consistent hygiene regimen. The doctor’s responsibility vis-avis his staff, his patients, and himself requires the use of highly efficient cleaning agents and disinfectants.

EN 1717: protection of drinking water against contamination

In the larger context of hygiene measures at ENT workstations, compliance with applicable drinking water regulations is an issue of particular importance (DVGW, German association for gas and water, 2001). Firstly, it must be ensured that the water feed system includes an adequate “free fall distance“ (in terms of EN 1717). Secondly, all water-bearing systems must be protected against limescale and microbial contamination.

Hygiene measures for protection of patients

The decision as to what disinfectants and cleaning agents are most appropriate for a specific purpose should be based on careful consideration of individual requirements for efficacy, compatibility with materials used, active substance classification, recommended standard concentrations, and exposure times. The new ATMOS hygiene products meet all applicable hygiene requirements and guidelines. State-of-the-art ingredients guarantee a maximum of safety and protection against infection. The CE mark and VAH listing provide further evidence of the high standard of quality.


Water separation and decontamination system ATMOS Aqua clean

  • separation from open water supply system (protection against retrograde microbial contamination)
  • decontamination of water for ear irrigation
  • protection of pipeline systems against limescale deposits

With irrigation and stimulation devices (Hygrotherm/Variotherm) connected directly to the public water supply system, the integrated “free fall distance“ of ATMOS Aqua clean provides the legally required separation of treatment units from the public drinking water supply in terms of DVGW. In addition, the tubing system of the unit is protected against limescale and microbial contamination by ATMOS Green & Clean WK.

The water separation required by the DVGW is ensured by the free fall distance integrated in ATMOS Aqua clean. Thus, the system is in compliance with EN 1717.


Decontamination ATMOS Green & Clean WK

In addition to water separation, ATMOS Aqua clean enables cleaning and decontamination of mains water and all water-bearing tubing systems by means of the ATMOS Green & Clean WK disinfectant, which has been developed specifically for this purpose. The decontamination agent ATMOS Green & Clean WK, a concentrate based on hydrogen peroxide, is very well suited for continuous reduction of microbial loads in mains water. It stands out by its optimum disinfectant properties and high material compatibility.

The use of ATMOS Aqua clean ensures compliance with the required protection levels in the best way possible, as it prevents any new biofilm buildup by continuously adding a disinfectant concentrate based on hydrogen peroxide.

Wherever water is exposed to alkaline substances, where it is heated, evaporated or agitated, the lime dissolved in the water can precipitate in crystals, which subsequently form deposits on the interior walls of water-bearing pipeline or tubing systems. Thus, sooner or later, the water system will be clogged up.

In order to ensure adequate protection of ENT units against limescale deposits, the mains water must be processed on a continuous basis. ATMOS Green & Clean WK, which has been specifically developed for this purpose, contains a complexing agent which binds lime and thus effectively prevents deposits in the system. The effectiveness of this lime complexing process has been established up to a water hardness level of 32°dH.

ATMOS Aqua clean is the perfect solution for providing efficient yet gentle protection of your treatment unit against limescale and microbial contamination. At the same time, the required separation from the public water system is ensured by the integrated free fall distance.


Surface disinfectant

An adequate modality for disinfection and cleaning of sensitive surfaces must have a variety of specific properties: in addition to an intensive cleaning effect, efficient disinfection is also of particular importance, while the material surfaces must not be damaged in the process.

Furthermore, the disinfection procedure must be quick and easy to perform, as usually no allowances can be made for long exposure times. Also, the products should be listed by the VAH (German Association for Applied Hygiene), which ensures that they have been tested by the VAH and the disinfection procedure has been found to be adequately effective.

The ATMOS Green & Clean SK disinfectant and cleaning foam and the ready-to-use ATMOS Green & Clean MK disinfectant and cleaning wipes provide the optimum solution for all these requirements:

  • suitable for all surfaces of ATMOS medical devices
  • for surfaces of ATMOS chairs and stools
  • for other (alcohol-)sensitive surfaces
  • VAH listed