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October, 10 2023

Relieving Stress for Front Line Workers

In the high-stakes world of emergency medical services (EMS), every second counts. EMS workers are the unsung heroes who respond to critical situations with unwavering dedication. However, the demanding nature of their work can take a toll on their well-being, especially in times of global health concerns. A study from 2015 says an alarming 30 percent of first responders develop PTSD. This is over 10 percent higher than the national average. The level of trauma that first responders must see first-hand is unique to only a few professions and it plays the biggest role in mental health issues. EMS workers and other first responders should not have to worry about maintenance or difficult disinfection protocols. One significant challenge faced by EMS professionals is the constant need to disinfect ambulances, police cruisers, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles. SteraMist, a game-changing technology, is helping transform the way EMS workers keep their vehicles decontaminated, safe, and ready for action. 

Emergency vehicles, including ambulances, police cruisers, and fire trucks, serve as mobile command centers designed to provide quick and efficient assistance during crisis. These vehicles often act as the first point of contact with patients, accident scenes, and hazardous environments. The importance of maintaining a decontaminated environment within these vehicles cannot be overstated, as it directly impacts both patient outcomes and the health of EMS professionals. Disinfecting emergency vehicles thoroughly and efficiently is a complex task. Traditional cleaning methods, such as bleach and QACs, can be time-consuming and may not effectively eliminate all pathogens, leaving the risk of contamination. Commonly used fogging methods, such as Aeroclave, corrode expensive materials over time, causing expensive systems to be replaced. EMS workers already operate under immense stress, and the additional burden of rigorous cleaning protocols can lead to burnout and decreased operational efficiency. 

SteraMist, powered by ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP) technology, has emerged as a groundbreaking solution to the disinfection challenge faced by EMS professionals. EMS workers can now drastically reduce the time and effort required for thorough disinfection, while not corroding the vehicle. SteraMist creates a dry fog that evenly coats surfaces, ensuring complete coverage and decontamination. SteraMist does not require wiping or rinsing, which saves valuable time during the disinfection process. EMS teams can now focus more on their core responsibilities without compromising on safety and hygiene. 

SteraMist has made it easier than ever to decontaminate your vehicle with the SteraMist Transport. Integrating the SteraMist Transport into your new or existing vehicle is seamless, and with a simple touch, the rig undergoes decontamination in under 20 minutes. SteraMist’s 360° disinfectant ensures every area is reached, quickly killing microorganisms on contact. SteraMist safeguards common and critical surfaces like vinyl, plastic, aluminum, wood, and steel, maximizing your budget efficiency like never before. Click here to discover the SteraMist Transport and how it can assist the EMS industry and other service professionals.  

As we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of those who dedicate their lives to saving others, innovations like SteraMist shine brightly, illuminating the path to a cleaner and healthier future for EMS professionals and the communities they serve.