MITIGATE POTENTIAL CONTACT TRANSMISSION CAUSED BY NASAL CANNULA PRONGS
Contaminants from mold and dust to viruses can potentially transfer medical oxygen tubing such as nasal cannula prongs upon contact with surfaces such as beds, chairs, doorknobs, floors, and oxygen flow meters.
These studies tested nasal cannula prongs for SARS-CoV-2:
Preliminary results from experiments conducted at Baldwin Wallace University demonstrated contact transmission can occur between nasal cannula prongs and MRSA and that the organism survived for several days on the nasal cannula prongs after exposure. Additional experiments are ongoing between Hartfiel Medical and microbiologist Dr. Michael Kovach.
The O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover keeps nasal cannula prongs from contacting fomites when taken off the patient's face. A fomite is an object or materials which are likely to carry infection.
"Once a fomite is contaminated, the transfer of infectious virus may readily occur between inanimate and animate objects, or vice versa, and between two separate fomites (if brought together)."
"Currently, laboratory studies, epidemiological evidence, and disinfection intervention studies have generated strong indirect and circumstantial evidence that supports the involvement of fomites as a vehicle in respiratory and enteric virus transmission.”
Off the floor and so much more...O2 FRESH™ is the new standard of care!