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NuvaWave® Components

Here's a brief walkthrough of what's included in your NuvaWave® Kit.

NuvaWave® PPE

Each NuvaWave® includes mandantory PPE for safe use.

NuvaWave® Belt Setup

Learn how to set up your NuvaWave® belt component.

NuvaWave® Holster

Here's a walkthrough of getting started with your NuvaWave® holster.

NuvaWave® Charging Tutorial

Here's a walkthrough of charging your NuvaWave® batteries.

NuvaWave® Storage

Learn how to properly store your NuvaWave®.

Nuvawave® Identifying Error Codes

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NuvaWave® - IFU

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Microorganisms are simple organic structures that readily absorb the UVC wavelength, causing photo-disassociation (destruction). In hundredths of a second, it suffers irreparable damage. The subsequent loss of genetic instructions can cause cell death and the inability to replicate, rendering them harmless.  NuvaWave® emits UVC light at a wavelength of 270 nm and is fast and effective in the deactivation of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens such as MRSA,P. Aeruginosa, E, faecalis, and others. NuvaWave™ handheld UVC system is the first to show in third party laboratory tests against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19 virus) with results of >3 log kill in 1 second.
After you activate the NuvaWave® device and wave it over the surface at a distance of 2 inches, the surface disinfection will occur in 1-3 seconds, depending on the pathogen.  These surfaces in the room will remain with a low microbial load until new visitors, patients, care providers, or air handling systems introduce new pathogens.  It is recommended that critical surfaces are cleaned at least once per day.  If there are concerns about pathogen contamination, multiple decontamination sessions per day can be used and should be applied consistently.
UVC light is invisible to the eye. The NuvaWave® device has two visual indicators to let the operator know that UV light is being active.   First, white spotlights illuminate the surface that is being disinfected. Second, a blue light ring will glow around the emitting surface of the handheld device.

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.

The NuvaWave®  device will work on a variety of surfaces: metal, plastic, glass, PVC, electronics, and fabric.  It is important to remove any soiling agent, bodily fluids, liquids or other biological debris before using the device.  

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. 

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