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Hygiene tests at automatic bedpan washers

Hygiene tests at automatic bedpan washers

Hygiene is of paramount importance in modern healthcare: it is the only way reduce the spread and transmission of pathogens, bacteria and germs in healthcare facilities to a minimum.
A countless number of bedpans have to be cleaned and disinfected for safe further use every single day in hospitals, reha centers, outpatient clinics and nursing homes. This is carried out in automatic bedpan washers according to the principle of thermal disinfection. TÜV AUSTRIA Medical Technology checks the automatic bedpan washers using the latest equipment at regular intervals.
Thermal disinfection is a method whereby the number of germs on the surface of an object to be disinfected is reduced to such a level by strong heating. This makes the transmission of illnesses unlikely. Automatic bedpan washers can clean and disinfect not only bedpans but – depending on their design – also urine bottles, kidney bowls, washbowls, etc.

Automatic bedpan washers have to be tested regularly in accordance with the requirements of the sanitary authorities. This ensures their proper function and minimizes the risk of an unwanted transmission of illnesses.

Your advantages

Your advantages from a cooperation with TÜV AUSTRIA Medical Technology:

  • Profit from our decades of experience in the field of medical engineering, the great expertise of our staff and our cooperation in norms and standards.
  • We are objective, do not have a close or dependent relationship with industry, commerce or authorities and are free from any instructions in our assessments.
  • Thanks to our many years of experience in the healthcare sector, we are familiar with the procedures and can thus perform the tests quickly and smoothly on your premises.
  • Save time and costs by having a number of different equipment groups tested by one company – your one-stop solution!
  • Our internationally recognized tests and test certificates are based on quality-assured checklists. This is your guarantee for legal security, and saves time and effort.
  • The measuring and test equipment we use is modern, calibrated regularly and if necessary replaced by the latest equipment on a regular basis.
  • Our nationwide network of service points in Austria helps save your travelling costs.
  • In accordance with the Medical Devices Operator Ordinance, the technical safety tests may only be carried out by suitable persons and agencies. TÜV AUSTRIA Medical Technology is an accredited inspection body for medical products and thus demonstrably authorized for this work.

Target group

Operators of healthcare facilities such as

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical practices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Sanatoriums
  • Physical therapy institutes
  • X-ray, MR, CT institutes
  • etc.

Test procedure/services

  • We will be pleased to prepare a quotation for the services you desire. Following your confirmation of the order, one of our test engineers will contact you to arrange an individual appointment.
  • Our test engineers carry out hygiene tests on your premises, with due regard for your day-to-day procedures.
  • Depending on the scope of testing, you will be informed of the results either regularly or on completion of the tests – this can be agreed upon as required with the test engineer.
  • We mark the tested devices and systems with a test sticker that clearly shows the date of the next test.
  • The documentation is supplied in a format of your choice: paper report, PDF and in a digital form as a data import file for your FM software.
  • We can also help with suggestions on how to remedy any faults or failings that may be discovered.

Statutory and normative principles

  • Medical Devices Act MPG
  • Medical Devices Operator Ordinance MPBV
  • ÖNORM EN ISO 15883-1
  • ÖNORM EN ISO 15883-3
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