Posted on July 1, 2014
Nowadays, hospitals, nursing homes, clean rooms and healthcare environments are faced with ever-increasing exposure to microbiological contamination. The threat of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) - "nosocomial infection" in medical terminology - can also affect the laundry process.
Hospital-acquired infections are a serious threat, so separating soiled, and possibly contaminated, linen from clean linen to avoid cross contamination in the washer-extractor is essential. EDRO's DynaWash® PassThru for Clean Rooms washer-extractors provide that safe separation.
Soiled linen is loaded into the machine from one side of the machine and clean linen is removed from the other, thus avoiding cross-contamination. In the USA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of bacteria combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. For more information click HERE.
Barrier Type PassThru for Clean Rooms models from EDRO considerably reduce the risk of cross contamination in the laundry by using a "Clean Seal" sealing system. This system provides a physical barrier, positive air flow and excellent sanitation between the clean and soiled operating sides. Built flush against the sides of the machine, the Clean Seal design provides total separation of loading and unloading operations with better, easier installation.
An uninterrupted flow of positive make-up air from the clean room side to the soiled room side is continually flowed through the machine while in operation, preventing airborne cross-contamination of the load. In addition, PassThru machines are fitted with the DynOzone - DynaWash® Ozone System. When activated the system produces a safe, disinfected, and sanitized air stream which is injected into the wash wheel to improve wash quality and improve cleaning.
DW300PTSM Clean Side View
DW300PTSM Soiled Side View