Since the early 1970s American Ultraviolet® has provided healthcare professionals with 1,000+ effective ultraviolet germicidal UVC Fixed Mount packages that are available 24/7/365. The ultraviolet lights help:
The unique Fixed Mount Package uses permanently placed UVC fixtures, including a user-friendly touch screen controller, to provide more thorough whole room disinfection than mobile devices operating for the same amount of time - the Fixed Mount Package can disinfect rooms in less than 10 minutes.
The upgraded "intelligent" Fixed Mount Packages from American Ultraviolet now include:
Designed to be used during Orthopedic procedures, and as an adjunct method to improve terminal cleaning before or after any procedure, the new, more "intelligent" Fixed Mount Package can be operated by existing EVS staff, so no additional staff is necessary, and no additional time will be lost trying to locate and move a mobile device to the room.
All American Ultraviolet UVC Fixed Mount Package fixtures include motion and heat sensors, on-board lamp intensity monitors, high-efficiency electronic transformers, and 12,000-hour UVC lamps.
The CCU is the brain of the American Ultraviolet Fixed Mount Package.
OR-SM-36 fixtures are direct UVC germicidal fixtures used for surface and air disinfection before, during, and after the procedure, making the American Ultraviolet Fixed Mount Package a very smart adjunct for disinfection.
The advantage of using ceiling mounted ultraviolet light fixtures, rather than a mobile device, is that the fixtures can be spaced out to create a more consistent pattern of energy - more angles provides better coverage.
A typical installation will have 8-10 OR-SM-36 surface mounted fixtures on the ceiling:
The goal of this configuration is to lay down an even energy footprint that floods the room with UVC energy and eliminates, and minimizes, any shadow areas. Mobile units currently on the market are limited in their energy footprint, and they also require multiple positions in order to have a similar impact.
OR-WM-36 UVC germicidal fixtures confine UVC rays to a narrow beam, directed across the upper portion of the room, for upper air treatment. Beam width and height are controlled with louvers that create a powerful, concentrated beam of germicidal UVC energy, resulting in maximum intensity and increased safety.
OR-DB fixtures confine UVC rays to a narrow beam, creating a "curtain" of energy in all doorways. Beam width and height are controlled with louvers that create a powerful, concentrated beam of germicidal UVC energy, resulting in maximum intensity and increased safety.
The NIST-traceable Radiometer is used to calibrate the proper level of UVC energy when fixtures are in use during a procedure; and to ensure overall proper system operation. The user simply positions the radiometer on the table, pushes a button on the controller - the system takes over and runs a full calibration cycle entirely by itself. All performance data, and energy levels, are recorded and stored on the hard drive inside the controller. When the procedure mode is selected the surface mount, or direct mount units will automatically emit the proper reduced level of energy; when the disinfection mode is selected all fixtures, including the direct units, ramp up to 100% of power to provide the highest intensity for the shortest cycle times. American Ultraviolet currently recommends to periodically perform a calibration cycle, which typically takes 10-15 minutes (no staff is required to be present during this time).
Safety signs that come with the Fixed Mount Package are illuminated warning signs designed to alert personnel entering the area that direct UVC fixtures are being used inside the room. Any time the UV fixtures in the room are energized, the warning sign(s) illuminate with a "CAUTION UV LIGHT ON" message.
In addition to this bold visual indicator, each and every UVC fixture in the room is an "intelligent" fixture with its own motion and infra-red (IR) sensor. If any fixture were to "see" motion or sense heat in the space during a full disinfection cycle, all of the fixtures will immediately shut down, and the fault will be recorded as part of the data logging.
Staff TrainingFull staff training from a qualified, experienced trainer about proper usage and maintenance is included with the American Ultraviolet Fixed Mount Package. A comprehensive Operation & Maintenance Manual is also provided with each package. We remain committed to making sure all your users are safe and comfortable with how to operate and maintain the Fixed Mount Package and we offer a video training portal on our website for new hires and existing staff. Once the online training is completed a certificate of completion is issued for record keeping.
To learn more about the Fixed Mount Package, and other healthcare products from American Ultraviolet that will help improve your indoor environment, please visit our technical library where you can download and print literature.
None of the American Ultraviolet UVC products detailed above are certified, or approved under any applicable laws, as a medical device, and as such, American Ultraviolet, and its Representatives and Distributors, do not currently intend for them to be used as medical devices anywhere globally. Products have not been evaluated by the FDA.