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Vest Systems, parts and materials are received and stored in a designated receiving area which is only used for this purpose.
2. Decontamination & Disinfection
Everything we receive at our facility enters a decontamination process in which a combination of liquid and gaseous chemicals are used to kill any pathogens that may be present on the air unit, vest, travel bag, hoses or any accessories.
We start with a mixture of CO2 and ethyl alcohol which kills any pathogens while not destroying the sensitive electronic components of the air pulse unit. We also utilize a solution of dimethyl and ethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides in an alcohol solution to treat the garments and the outside of the air pulse units.
The air hoses are submerged in a chlorinated water bath to ensure that any pathogens inside them has been killed. After this, they are rinsed with a 100 ppm chlorine- water solution to prevent any further oxidation of the plastics. After a complete drying in a controlled environment, we package components to prevent any re-contamination.
Our process is based on a standard developed by the Texas Children’s Hospital and described in a PDF document which can be found here. Our process goes considerably further by decontaminating all parts of the air pulse units and the inside of the air hoses.
All components are tested to conform to manufacturer’s specifications.
If an item fails testing, it is removed and not used for re-sale.
- Air units are tested for proper inflation pressure & oscillation
- All program functions are tested
- All air units are examined for internal damage or wear and cleaned
- Vest garments are inflated and air loss is measured
- Hoses are pressurized to check for leaks
- Power cords are checked for wear and tested for impedance
- Remote controls are tested
After testing, all components are sealed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes to prevent contamination during storage and packaging.
Once a system is sold, components are picked out of storage and placed in a sturdy cardboard container for transport. To avoid any contamination from packaging materials, the system is sealed in a plastic bag.