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Vehicle Decontamination for Emergency Medical Services

After a sick patient is transferred out of your emergency vehicle, how do you ensure that the space is clean and ready for the next patient? Bioquell offers a proven solution to bio-decontaminate the surfaces inside your EMS vehicles.

About Our Emergency Vehicle Bio-decontamination Solution

To bio-decontaminate the interior of an ambulance, this specialized Ecolab solution relies on a few important pieces of Bioquell technology:

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This portable, lightweight, wireless system vaporizes the Bioquell HPV-AQ. This vapor covers exposed surfaces in the rear of the vehicle, to achieve a 6-log sporicidal kill. As a sterilant, it destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life in the inanimate environment, including all forms of vegetative bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, fungal spores, and viruses.

  • Depending on the size of your vehicle, a bio-decontamination cycle can be as fast as 45 minutes, start to finish
  • Proven compatibility with sensitive electronics. Compatibility documentation available upon request.
  • Doesn’t leave any residue or harsh odors behind.
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a 35% aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution and EPA-registered sterilant.

Find Bioquell biological indicators (BI), chemical indicators (CI) and 35% hydrogen peroxide.

Room Chemical Indicators (CIs) which help you confirm that a Bioquell cycle has achieved the expected vapor distribution and exposure performance. A chemical strip reacts to a Bioquell cycle and changes color to correlate with the cycle’s expected efficacy. For use in rooms and enclosed areas 10m3 and larger.

The BQ-EMS is equipped with a low-level hydrogen peroxide sensor, to verify that no vapor is leaking from the vehicle during the emergency bio-decontamination process. This sensor also helps to ensure the vehicle is safe to enter after a cycle.

How EMS Vehicle Bio-decontamination Works

Watch the step-by-step process to prepare a vehicle for bio-decontamination.

Do You Need Funding Assistance?

Our partner, EMS Grants Help, can assist you in finding grant opportunities to pay for your Bioquell solution. They’ll help you write the application, too. This is a free service currently available in the US only.

To get started, visit the EMS Grants Help website.

Read EMS Case Studies

Learn how EMS providers have used Bioquell decontamination solutions to help increase patient safety and save money:

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To meet regulatory requirements, you may need to deliver proof that your bio-decontamination solution performs as it should. Ecolab provides trained engineers and the validation documentation you need to comply with regulations.

Programs, Products, Equipment and Services

Explore our Vehicle Decontamination for Emergency Medical Services Offerings

Request a Quote

Are you looking for an efficient way to routinely bio-decontaminate your EMS vehicles? Bioquell can help. Use this form to request a quote, and we’ll be in touch soon.

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