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Mediclean® Ultra Clean Ventilation

Making the Invisible Visible

Why choose Mediclean® UCVs?

The latest Mediclean® UCVs improve patient safety and surgical outcomes by providing unique benefits to hospital designers, surgical staff, estates and maintenance engineers.

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Complanate (celing level) UCV

Complanate means, “to make level” or “to put into a single plane” which describes perfectly how Mediclean® UCVs fit flush with the operating theatre ceiling.

Air curtain technology

Mediclean® uses a unique air curtain technology to constrain the fl ow of clean air within the clean zone and to separate it from entrainment by the surrounding “dirty air” in the rest of the room.

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No Side Screens, No Coanda Air Deflectors, No Protruding Enclosure

The diffuser surface is completely flush with the suspended ceiling, without any protrusion from the UCV unit into the room. The air curtain eliminates the requirement for side screens and coanda effect air flow deflectors that would normally protrude below the ceiling.

The clear advantage is that Mediclean® does not obstruct the movement and positioning of operating lights, medical pendants or medical imaging equipment.

It is easier for Designers to design ergonomic equipment layouts, easier for staff to position equipment during surgery and damage from collisions with the UCV side screens and air deflectors is eliminated.

Mediclean® makes “the Invisible Visible”!

monitoring and automatic cleaning of surgical smoke and airborne particles

Continuous Particle Monitoring (CPM)

Our patented Continuous Particle Monitoring (CPM) measures airborne particles in real-time and uses simple visual alarms. Clinical staff can  “see” when the air isn’t clean due to entrainment or surgical smoke and can take steps to protect themselves and their Patients. It’s impossible to see clean air with the naked eye, so CPM samples the air to accurately measure the number of particles present during surgery and displays the results as visible signals.

CPM supplements the annual UCV validation tests done in empty theatres to indicate that the UCV is working efficiently during real live operating conditions.
CPM is a Mediclean® option or available as a stand-alone system.

Automatic Optimisation of Air Quality

When particles are detected, Mediclean® CPM systems automatically increase the airflow from the UCV to quickly flush the contamination away from the safety-critical area, protecting both patients and surgical staff. The system automatically returns to normal operation when safe operating conditions are restored.

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Safer for Staff

Smoke from electro-surgery is known to be hazardous. It can contain as many as 72 harmful contaminants including known carcinogens and intact viable DNA.

CPM detects harmful particles of smoke as well as dirty air. Mediclean® reacts with a visual warning of the risk to the surgical team and by increasing the airfl ow to clear the smoke away from the clean zone, protecting surgeons and staff from inhaling smoke.

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Improving Patient Outcomes

When surgical staff can “see” reductions in the air cleanliness, they can adapt their working to protect the Patient. Staff can also see which activities cause loss of air cleanliness and learn to avoid them, improving their working practices to maintain cleanliness in the clean zone and reduce the risk of infection for the patient.

Data Logging

Mediclean® CPM includes data logging to record air quality during each operation. This information can be correlated with patient data and used to understand the sources of infections and drive improvements in surgical outcomes.