The problem area
Sink drains under wash basins in clinics and hospitals are open pathogen reservoirs and sources for emitting bacteria.1,2,3 They contain on average 105-1010 CFU/ml of bacteria, including 103 - 106 CFU/ml of gram-negative rods.4
Water ﬂowing into the sink drain produces aerosols on the surface of the seal water which can emit the bacteria up to a distance of 1.5 metres around the siphon.5
In case of bacterial contamination of the seal water of >105 CFU/ml so many microorganisms are carried into the air in the room that a measureable transmission of bacteria from the seal water to the hands of patients or staff takes place.2,6
Numerous clinical investigations prove:
conventional sink drains do not fulﬁ l the high hygiene standards needed in invasive intensive care.4,5
The MoveoSiphon operating function
The thermo disinfection carried out by the MoveoSiphon fulﬁls at least the standards of the technical process of pasteurization by means of heating (10 to 15 seconds at 85°C). In the process the unit heats up to the set tem-perature (85°C) and slowly cools down while the subsequent vibration cleaning takes place.
Once the minimum set temperature has been reached (75°C), the heating process and thus the disinfection cleaning cycle recommence once again.
If no interruption is caused by additional water inﬂ ow, then the entire process is completed after 5-6 cycles in a period of approximately one hour and the MoveoSiphon switches into standby mode until water ﬂ ows in again.
1) von Saene et al. (1989), Epidem. Inf. , 102: 231-238; 2) Döring et al. (1991), Zbl. Hyg. 191: 494-505; 3) Sissoko et al. (2004), Hygiene & Medizin, 29 (12): 451-455; 4) Sissoko et al.(2005), Hygiene & Medizin, 30 (4): 72-76; 5) Kramer et al. (2011), Krankenhaus- und Praxishygiene, 2.Auﬂ age, Verlag Urban & Fischer, München; 6) Döring et al., Epidemiol. Infect. (1993), 110: 427-43
The most important facts about theMoveoSiphon ST24
Free of biofilms
Reduction of nosocomial infections
1) Hygiene Nord GmbH/Greifswald, Prüfbericht A 13228, 17.12.2013; 2) Sissoko und Sütterlin (2004), Vortrag 7. internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene DGKH, Berlin; 3) Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde 2013 (Suppl 2) DGKJ-PO-12-11