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Nocospray Tips and FAQs

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Nocospray Tips and FAQs 2017-07-18T14:12:23+00:00
How do I calculate room volume? 2014-06-20T19:34:26+00:00

Room volume is calculated by taking the length of the room, multiplying it by width and again by height. For example, a room 5 meters in length, by 4 meters wide, with a ceiling 5 meters high. The volume of that room is calculated as 5 m X 4 m X 5 m = 100 m3

Can someone be in the room while the Nocospray System is running? 2016-06-20T18:34:44+00:00

No, the system should be run with no one present in the room. For safety questions, please contact the Nocospray Team.

What does it mean to be a sporocide? 2014-06-20T19:32:09+00:00

To be a sporicide means you can eliminate spores to a certain level.  That level achieved and the methods that must be used to achieve that benchmark level of kill are defined by the regulatory body of a particular region (ex. Health Canada, the EPA).

In Canada to be officially considered a sporicide a product must be able to achieve a 6 log reduction of spores.  In other words, when used according to the directions of the product you are able to reduce the number of spores present by 99.9999%.  For more information on the rules that apply please go to:

What is biofilm? 2014-06-20T19:30:17+00:00

In practical terms, biofilm describes certain types of ‘slime’ you might see growing on a surface that is not easily, effectively or frequently cleaned. Biofilm is a particular situation where free floating microorganisms attach to a surface and begin to form bonds with each other and the surface. If those bonds aren’t broken up soon after they begin to form the biofilm will begin to grow by protecting the cells and allowing those cells to multiply, and by attracting and facilitating the adhesion of new cells. As this grows it becomes stronger and harder to eliminate.

Do I need special technical training or certification to use the Nocospray System? 2014-06-20T19:29:07+00:00

No, in addition to being effective the Nocospray system can fit into existing protocols and set ups. AMG Medical works with you and your staff for training and implementation. Our customer service and web tools are also available to end users.

What does it mean when they talk about the ‘Grey Zones’ in hospitals? 2014-06-20T19:28:10+00:00

The term ‘grey zone’ refers to a situation that lacks clearly defined characteristics. In the context of healthcare cleaning and disinfection it refers to a cleaning or disinfection task where it is unclear who is responsible to do it. 

Let’s take cleaning wheelchairs between patients. A wheelchair is often used by multiple patients and it may be unclear whose responsibility it is to clean the wheelchair between patients – the nurse assigned to the unit or environmental services. 

Do I have to prepare the room before using Nocospray? 2014-06-20T19:26:54+00:00

The room should be cleaned; expose as many hard surfaces as possible (open drawers and drapes, remove sheets); turn off all negative/positive pressure systems; close windows and entry/exit doors.

What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? 2014-06-20T19:24:46+00:00

Cleaning refers to removing visible dirt and debris; disinfection refers to eradicating pathogens that you may or may not be able to see.

What is a Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI)? 2016-10-26T14:42:56+00:00

HAIs refers to infections that occur after admission or soon after discharge from a hospital where the person was not colonized with the disease or did not show symptoms when admitted initially.

What is the difference between spore-forming and non spore-forming bacteria? 2014-06-20T19:20:31+00:00

Some bacteria produce a spore that can remain dormant on a surface for an extended period of time. Since the spore is dormant, it is not vulnerable to many disinfectants that can kill its active form. Nocolyse is one of the disinfectants that have the ability to kill these spores.

How does the Nocospray system work? 2014-06-20T19:19:49+00:00

The system’s proprietary disinfectant Nocolyse inserts into the Nocospray machine; the volume of the room is used to choose the appropriate setting; the machine is powered on and begins to disperse Nocolyse after a brief delay, allowing the operator time to leave the room.

Where can I use Nocospray? 2014-06-20T19:18:04+00:00

Nocospray can be used to disinfect hard surfaces in any enclosed area such as hospital rooms, operating rooms, hotel rooms and classrooms.

What is Nocospray? 2014-06-20T19:15:43+00:00

Nocospray is a disinfection system that can be used to help stop or prevent an outbreak.