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Silver KnightTM anti-microbial breathing systems
Helping in the  ght against Hospital Acquired Infections
Protect with Silver Knight
In the continued  ght against Hospital Acquired Infections, Intersurgical has developed the Silver Knight range of systems with an anti-microbial additive to further enhance patient safety. This anti-microbial, silver-based ion additive has been introduced to a range of breathing systems for both anaesthesia and intensive care use. Testing to ISO Standard 22196 shows a reduction in bacterial viable count by 99.9% against controls.1
How does it work?
Silver Knight is an anti-microbial additive that uses silver ions to disrupt the normal enzymatic activities of bacteria. It functions as a safe, quick and effective catalyst to deactivate pathogenic bacteria and prevent their proliferation.
This technology allows the ions to be released in small quantities over time to reduce microbial growth within, and on, the surface of the breathing systems.
Silver Knight breathing systems are all validated for up to seven days use, and remain active, in unopened packaging, for up to  ve years.
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Silver Knight is proven1 to help reduce the incidence of MRSA infection and other organisms including Staphyloccus epidermis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus and Escherichia coli.
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Bacterial cells
Inside and outside surfaces
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Silver ions disable the bacteria
Comparison
Silver Knight Tube versus standard tube with no anti-microbial for a range of micro-organisms.
Standard tube with no anti-microbial Silver Knight tube
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Klebsiella pneumoniae
Staphyloccus epidermis
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Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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The addition of Silver Ion anti-microbial additive to Intersurgical breathing system tubing greatly reduces the viable microbial count level over time.
The tubing has demonstrated a long lasting anti-microbial affect against a broad range of micro-organisms responsible for Hospital Acquired Infections. References: 1. Intersurgical Ltd. Certi ed Independent Test Results, 2003.
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