AdventHealth elevates patient safety in ambulances with Aeroclave

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The system removes viruses and other pathogens from surfaces and is funded by AdventHealth Foundation West Florida’s Community Care Fund.

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AdventHealth is once again raising the bar on safety for patients in need of emergency care. AdventHealth has deployed expanded use of Aeroclave in all of its ambulances. Aeroclave is an aerosol disinfectant that creates a fine, dry mist that covers the entire inside of the ambulance, providing decontamination for COVID-19 and other viruses after each patient is transported to a facility. AdventHealth West Florida Division ambulances are able to be disinfected and returned to service in less than 30 minutes.

“It is imperative, especially now, that we take all measures possible to keep our patients, team members and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The implementation of Aeroclave allows us to continue providing the kind of innovative and leading-edge safety we are nationally recognized for in our facilities,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer of Patient Outcomes, AdventHealth West Florida Division.

AdventHealth West Florida Division acquired 10 units of the disinfecting system thanks to the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida and generous community members who donated to the Community Care Fund. This fund provides lifesaving equipment, supplies and resources to AdventHealth team members and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aeroclave reduces staff and patient exposure to viruses such as COVID-19 and provides a faster turnaround process, which doesn’t delay patient care. AdventHealth is consistently ranked as a top healthcare system for patient safety by the prestigious LeapFrog Group which ranks hospitals on effectiveness of lowering infections and keeping patients safe.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth.

About AdventHealth Foundation West Florida
The AdventHealth Foundation West Florida is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that supports programs and services throughout AdventHealth West Florida hospitals. Through generous donations and acts of gratitude, our Foundation funds new facilities, and life-saving equipment and technology to advance medicine, enhance patient experiences and provide world-class healthcare, close to home. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, we strive to help more people feel whole and live their healthiest life possible. For more information about the AdventHealth Foundation West Florida, please visit AdventHealthFoundationWestFL.com.

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