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6550_PR_2DETECTO has completely upgraded the standard platform on the popular model 6550 portable wheelchair scale to increase time-saving and patient comfort benefits. The 6550’s new black platform has been expanded to an even more spacious 32 inch x 36 inch (81 cm x 91 cm) platform size that is only 2.2 inches (56 mm) high for easy patient accessibility and comfort while weighing. The dual ramps have been expanded to 8 inches long each and they now set on the floor to ease patient mobility on and off the scale. This improvement means only half the effort is necessary for a healthcare professional to pull a wheelchair patient onto the scale versus other competitive scales.

6550_PR_1DETECTO’s 6550 wheelchair scale offers an easily-collapsible column, so with only one hand you can quickly slide the release lever and fold down the column for effortless transport or vertical storage. The 6550 vertical fold-up feature means only minimal floor space is required for storage in an upright position when not in use. Enjoy the time-saving benefits of single-pass weighing with this scale by using the convenient pushbutton or keypad tare to remove the wheelchair weight.

6550_PR_3The 6550 features a high 1,000 lb / 450 kg capacity, optional Wi-Fi for EMR/EHR, two-way built-in ramps for accessibility from both sides, clinical-grade accuracy to 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg, battery or AC power, and up to 99 tares (optional) to store wheelchair weights for efficient patient weighing. The Hold/Release key holds the patient weight after leaving the scale for better patient care. The 6550 wheelchair scale is available for purchase through DETECTO’s worldwide network of clinical dealers.

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203 East Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870 USA
(800) 641-2008

HSPLUS_1University of Houston’s Groundbreaking New Clinical Study Proves the HealthySole® HSPLUS to Be Highly Effective in Killing Pathogens that Cause HAIs and Reduces the Environmental Microbial Load in Infection-Sensitive Areas

In October 2017 the Journal of Hospital Infection published the results of an in-depth, year-long clinical research study to determine whether shoe soles are a vector for pathogen colonization, transmission, and contamination of floors in sensitive areas of hospitals, and whether the HealthySole® HSPLUS decontamination system could effectively decrease the risk of pathogen colonization and transmission emanating from floors lowering the risks of HAI’s. Several of the different strains of bacteria that were used in this study —Enterococcus, E. coli, S. aureus, C. difficile— are found to be abundantly present on the soles of shoes. Most importantly, these bacteria were proven to spread via aerosolization, direct contact, and indirect contact, which are a commonly-overlooked means of pathogenic transmission that can lead to HAIs and contamination in infection sensitive environments.

The three-phase study prepared shoe soles with different strains of microorganisms at random to UVC exposure or a lack thereof. Doctors Tasnuva Rashid, Kevin Garey, and their colleagues from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (Houston, TX), University of Texas School of Public Health (Houston, TX), and University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK) were members of the research team. Three separate sets of experiments were run to investigate the efficacy of the HealthySole® HSPLUS system to determine shoe sole decontamination and the following bacterial colonization and transmission throughout a specific hospital area. The first experiment studied UVC efficacy, the second phase marked the transfer of each bacterial strain to four different types of flooring, and the third phase mimicked human traffic in a hospital patient room to measure specific bacterial contamination. All of these experiments included blinded positive and negative controls.

HSPLUS_2In the first experiment, the HealthySole® HSPLUS reduced shoe sole decontamination more than 99% for the bacterial strains that were tested (P<.01 for each strain). The second experiment, which measured transmission to four different common floor types, revealed the HealthySole® HSPLUS significantly decreased floor contamination more than 99% (P<.01 for each strain). In the third phase of the study the HealthySole® HSPLUS significantly lowered contamination levels in the room as compared to the control group (mean log10 reduction 2.79+- 1.25; P<0.0001). Proportions of samples from furniture, bed, and patient dummy samples decreased from 96-100% positive in controls to 5-8% positive in the Healthysole® UVC device experiments (P<0.0001 for all analyses). In all three phases of the study, the HealthySole® HSPLUS proved remarkably effective in reducing microbial load and transmission.

Transmission of pathogens on shoe soles to infection sensitive environments can greatly increase a patient’s risks of contracting HAIs for which they were not admitted. The HealthySole® HSPLUS has proven unequivocally that it can greatly reduce bacterial spread, colonization, and transmission of these often deadly pathogens. The addition of the HealthySole® HSPLUS to any infection or contamination vulnerable area will aid in providing a much cleaner and safer environment reducing the risk of HAIs for patients, healthcare professionals and sensitive manufactured products alike.

The HealthySole® HSPLUS is a clinically-proven UVC product that kills up to 99.99% of exposed microorganisms on the soles of shoes, boots, or booties. This extremely effective system allows the subject to step onto a platform where UVC light decontaminates the shoe soles of the subject. The decontamination period takes 8 seconds and is no-touch; the unit has an eye-level LED screen that provides an 8-second visible countdown. Adding the HealthySole® HSPLUS to any infection control protocol will significantly decrease the risk of infection and contamination of infectious pathogens through aerosolization, migration, direct and indirect contact.

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203 East Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870 USA
(800) 641-2008

2018 DETECTO Trade Show and Buying Conference Schedule

December 8, 2017

From the AORN nursing trade show in New Orleans to the Medica show in Germany, see the 2018 schedule of events for DETECTO.

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The Future of Scales in Primary Care Facilities

December 7, 2017

The advances of healthcare and technology in the past century have led to an incredible increase in quality of life and overall affluence in the US and Western countries.

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New SONARIS Touchless Sonar Stadiometer

October 16, 2017

DETECTO’s SONARIS stadiometer provides truly touchless height measurement via its state-of-the-art sonar technology that triangulates the top of the patients head.

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Dual DETECTO Scale Models Offer EMR Connectivity with Schiller DS20

September 29, 2017

DETECTO announces the direct integration of the solo® and apex® eye-level digital physician scales with Schiller’s DS20 diagnostic station.

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Admiral IP69K-Rated Washdown Bench Scales

September 26, 2017

The Admiral features an IP69K-rated load cell and indicator, so any sensitive electronics are protected against close-range high-pressure, high-temperature spray.

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DETECTO Awarded Patient Scales Agreement with Premier Inc.

September 25, 2017

DETECTO has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for patient scales with Premier Inc. effective Oct. 1, 2017.

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Waste Not, Want Not—Reducing Foodservice Overhead

September 15, 2017

Reducing food waste is becoming a much more important source of increased revenue for commercial kitchens in recent years.

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From the Ground Up – Fighting Germs in Clinical Environments

August 1, 2017

The floors in your hospital rooms could be an underappreciated source for dissemination of pathogens due to lack of effective technologies.

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