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Here's a brief walkthrough of what's included in your NuvaWave® Kit.
Each NuvaWave® includes mandantory PPE for safe use.
Learn how to set up your NuvaWave® belt component.
Here's a walkthrough of getting started with your NuvaWave® holster.
Here's a walkthrough of charging your NuvaWave® batteries.
Learn how to properly store your NuvaWave®.
Healthcare product manufacturers are required to produce and provide Instructions for Use (IFU) documents for their reusable surgical instruments, medical devices and equipment, and implantable biologics, materials, and devices.
To minimize healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and adhere to accreditation standards, your Sterile Processing and Operating Room technicians continually refer to these documents as they maintain and prepare equipment.
Yes. UVC sterilization technology used mercury lamps, as LED was not an option at the time. Mercury lamps have limitations, low activity at refrigeration temperatures, a warm-up time, risk of mercury exposure and limited in UV emission (254 nm). Most recently, mercury- based products are in a phase out as an environmental hazard.
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) are designed to emit the ideal germicidal wavelength on-demand disinfection with no warm-up time. The LED construct is not fragile and poses no environmental hazards or obsoletions.
The device should be waved in a slow, back and forth motion for 2 seconds approximately 1-3.5 inches above the surface, as if you were wiping off the surface with a towel. This back and forth movement will enable the surface to be treated for multiple seconds, which has shown to be effective for many bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.
UVC light damages the genetic material of bacteria and viruses, including, SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Devices emitting UVC light has been used by hospitals to eradicate pathogens on surfaces and in the air for more than two decades.
Once you have used the system, you may wipe the handheld unit and battery with a simple disinfecting wipe if needed. The face shield may be cleaned with soap and water after each use.