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Pathogen prevention for superior safety

Medical and living facilities face rigid health codes and standards to maintain a safe environment for patients and residents alike. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in every 25 people admitted to a hospital contract a healthcare-associated infection. It’s clear that prevention of dangerous pathogens or contagions is a top priority.

At Woodard, we implement a revolutionary pathogen prevention system that kills the toughest, most threatening pathogens within seconds. This cost-effective solution comprises EPA-designated safe ingredients that are non-toxic, fast-acting, allergen-free and safe for people and pets. Due to its patented spray technology, nVIRO Shield® even works on handles, knobs and keyboards, ensuring that every surface gets treated.

Regular use of nVIRO Shield® can help save money by:

  • Minimizing maintenance sanitizing to a simple wipe down.
  • Protecting from airborne molecules, ultimately enabling faster room conversion.
  • Keeping employees healthier to minimize sick days and improve efficiency.

How Woodard’s nVIRO Shield® system works

As part of your cleaning service or as an a-la-carte service, your fully-trained Woodard technicians will apply nVIRO Shield® with an electrostatic mister to protect all surfaces. The positively-charged particles from these solutions surround and adhere to all treated surfaces, ensuring maximum protection from pathogens.

nVIRO Shield® is a proven safe and cost-effective method for pathogen prevention for facilities that demand highly sanitary conditions. In fact, technicians apply the solution efficiently — at approximately 5,000 square feet per hour — making it a wise investment in your facility’s safety.

nVIRO Shield® under the scope

nVIRO Shield® has proven the following common kill times:

  • Emerging Viral Pathogens*: 4 minutes
  • Staphylococcus aureus: 4 minutes
  • Salmonella enterica: 4 minutes
  • Norovirus: 4 minutes
  • Canine Parvovirus: 10 minutes
  • Escherichia Coli 0157:H7: 10 minutes
  • Feline Calicivirus: 10 minutes
  • Hepatitis A (Hepadnavirus): 10 minutes
  • Influenza (H1N1): 10 minutes
  • Staphylococcus Aureus MRSA & GRSA: 10 minutes

*List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

Why nVIRO Shield® outperforms other pathogen prevention solutions

Other commonly used disinfectants can cause harm without killing pathogens as effectively.

  • Chlorine kills antimicrobials but is less effective against spore-forming organisms and has no residual protection. It can cause ocular irritation or burns to the gastrointestinal tract and can corrode metal. It has a very short shelf life and is often misused.
  • Bleach reduces microbes, but not necessarily to levels considered safe by public health codes or regulations. It can effectively sanitize, but not disinfect.
  • Alcohol provides the highest bactericidal effect when a 70%-80% aqueous solution is used in ideal temperatures. It is ineffective on spores and many viruses evaporate quickly and have no residual effects.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide disinfects but is no longer recommended for antiseptic use, as recent studies have shown it to be toxic to growing cells as well as bacteria. It also has a short shelf life with no residual protection.
  • Phenol disinfects but is corrosive to the skin, can be toxic to sensitive people and has no residual effects.
  • UV Light helps disinfect but is carcinogenic.

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