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Call the shots with surface disinfectant

06 December 2018

Tristel introduced hospitals to chlorine dioxide for the high-level disinfection of medical instruments over two decades ago. The Tristel Trio Wipes System and Tristel Duo products are today widely used in and trusted by hospitals around the world. 

HOT SHOT has now been launched in the UK and is part of a new product range, called Cache, which is dedicated entirely to surface disinfection. Cache incorporates the same technology that made Tristel products successful: a proprietary chlorine dioxide chemistry of impressive efficacy, ease of use and compatibility.

HOT SHOT, the first product to be included in the Cache surface disinfectant range, is a dual-compartment burstable capsule for the generation of 500ml chlorine dioxide working solution, tested to the latest EN standards. It is CE marked as a Class IIa Medical Device (MDD 93/42 EEC).

HOT SHOT is suitable for high-level disinfection of high-touch, non-invasive medical device surfaces in patient bed spaces, intensive care units, isolation wards, operating theatres and oncology wards such as mattresses, bed rails, over bed tables, IV poles, night stands, patient monitoring equipment and commodes. HOT SHOT decouples the liquid from the spreader, allowing the user to decide how to disperse it. 

Each HOT SHOT capsule contains two pre-measured concentrate solutions, which are only released when burst into a HOT SHOT Bottle filled with 500ml of tap water. This creates a secure closed-loop system, meaning exposure to the concentrate solution is drastically reduced. A doser is affixed to the HOT SHOT Bottle which delivers a 5ml consistent dose to the spreader of the user’s choice for each application. 

HOT SHOT protects surfaces against spores, mycobacteria, viruses, yeast and bacteria found in healthcare settings, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Mycobacterium terrae, Adenovirus Type 5, Candida albicans, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) Enterococcus faecium and Escherichia coli (E. coli) with a realistic contact time of five minutes.

HOT SHOT has a small footprint and is said to dramatically reduce storage and shipment costs. Only one pallet will hold up to 6,000 HOT SHOT units, equating to 600,000 peracetic acid (PAA) sporicidal wipes. 13 pallets would be required to hold this amount of PAA sporicidal wipes. What’s more, HOT SHOT packaging is made from 100% polypropylene, making it completely recyclable.