Protect Your Long-Term Care Facility with Trusted Products
As our range of infection prevention and control products continues to expand, so does our commitment to prioritizing preventive measures. This enhanced emphasis on prevention and control has become increasingly crucial within long-term care facilities. To ensure the safety and well-being of residents, we believe in implementing stringent measures that safeguard staff, visitors, and residents alike.
With over 85 years of experience, Levitt-Safety, a trusted leader in safety products, is dedicated to offering comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique needs of both public and private long-term care homes. In this blog, we will delve into how our infection prevention and control products can play a pivotal role in creating a safer and more secure environment.
1. COVID-19 Test Kits:
Early detection of infectious diseases is crucial in preventing outbreaks within long-term care facilities. Abbott's Panbio Test Kits have become an indispensable resource for such facilities, facilitating proactive management of infectious diseases. These kits provide a fast and dependable method for early detection, a crucial element in preventing potential outbreaks within the facility. Levitt-Safety is the trusted provider of Panbio Test Kits, ensuring that long-term care facilities have a dependable tool for conducting rapid tests. These kits are essential in monitoring the health of residents and staff, allowing for timely isolation and treatment if necessary (Abbott, 2023).
Are the Panbio Test Kits suitable for frequent testing in a long-term care facility?
The Panbio test kits are suitable for frequent testing in a long-term care facility as the test was designed to be easy to use and was advertised as an option for mass testing in decentralized settings (John Tasker, 2020). Health Canada has authorized it as a "point-of-care" test, meaning it can be used by trained professionals in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, physician offices, ambulances, nursing and long-term care facilities, patient residences, or other community-based point-of-care settings (British Columbia Pharmaceutical Care, 2022).
What is the shelf life of Panbio Test Kits, and how should they be stored?
On September 9, 2021, Health Canada authorized a shelf-life extension from 12 to 24 months for Abbott's Panbio Test Kits (Ontario Health, 2021). For long-term care facilities concerned about the storage of these kits, the Panbio Test Kits should be kept at a temperature between 2-30°C and must not be frozen. If stored in a refrigerator, all components must be brought to room temperature (15-30°C) for at least 30 minutes before conducting the test, and the pouch should not be opened until components have reached the appropriate temperature (Ontario Health, 2021).
2. All Clean Ultra Fragrance-Free Disinfectant Wipes:
Maintaining a clean and sanitary environment is fundamental to infection control. Levitt-Safety offers a range of decontamination wipes and cleaning products designed to effectively disinfect surfaces, equipment, and shared spaces. These products are essential in reducing the risk of transmission within long-term care homes.
What regulatory approvals and certifications does All Clean Ultra Fragrance-Free Disinfectant Wipes have?
These wipes are registered and approved by Health Canada with DIN # 02519984, indicating their compliance with Canadian regulatory standards. However, it's important to check local regulations and guidelines for specific requirements in your region.
Why should I consider purchasing All Clean Ultra Fragrance-Free Disinfectant Wipes for my long-term care facility?
You should consider purchasing All Clean Ultra Fragrance-Free Disinfectant Wipes for your long-term care facility because these wipes offer a highly effective and safe solution for maintaining a clean and hygienic environment. They are proven to kill SARS-CoV-2 within 30 seconds and are 99.9% effective against common bacteria. They are safe to use around sensitive residents, gentle on surfaces, Health Canada-approved, and conveniently available in bulk for a more cost-effective purchase.
How should All Clean Ultra Fragrance-Free Disinfectant Wipes be stored to ensure their effectiveness and safety?
These wipes should be stored in a dry, cool, and well-ventilated space with containers tightly closed. Freezing should be avoided, as it may cause spills or ruptures. They should also not be mixed with other chemicals to prevent potentially dangerous reactions.
Our protective masks, include the M127C 3-Ply Disposable Level 2 Medical Mask, Moldex® 2200 N95 Disposable Particulate Respirator, and NLT Pleats Plus™ N95-Style Disposable Respirator. Each product is designed to meet your safety needs and ensure your team is well-protected. Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of each mask below:
3-Ply Disposable Level 2 Medical Mask
The M127C is a high-quality 3-Ply Disposable Level 2 Medical Mask made in Canada, with 50 masks per box. These Class 1 medical-grade masks meet ASTM F2100 level 2 standards, offering exceptional protection with a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of over 99% and a Particulate Filtration Efficiency (PFE) exceeding 99.9%. They feature a metal core in the nose bridge for a secure seal, are latex and fiberglass-free, and are proudly crafted in Canada. The M127C comes in a variety of colours such as light blue, yellow, orange, green, black, and more!
Moldex®2200 N95 Disposable Particulate Respirator
The Moldex® 2200 N95 Disposable Particulate Respirator is a dependable addition to your safety gear. It features a Dura-Mesh® shell for durability in various conditions, a molded nose bridge for a comfortable and secure fit, and Softspun® lining for added comfort and durability. It offers an N95 filter class with a 0.95 filter efficiency. With a dual non-adjustable headstrap, 2-strap suspension, and PVC-free construction, it's your trusted ally against airborne particulates.
Pleats Plus Disposable Respirator
The Pleats Plus™ N95-Style Disposable Respirator comes in two sizes M/L and S/M, with 20 masks per box. These respirators meet Class CA-N95F-100Pa and ASTM F2100-19 level 3 standards, ensuring exceptional filtration. Designed for comfort, they feature a pleated design for flexibility and a secure seal, a metal core nose bar, and around-the-head elastic headbands. Latex-free and made in Canada, they are a reliable choice in healthcare settings.
Are these masks certified and compliant with industry standards and regulations?
All three masks meet industry standards and regulations. M127C masks are Class 1 medical-grade masks compliant with ASTM F2100 level 2 standards. The Moldex® 2200 N95 respirator is certified under 42CFR84 for respiratory protection. The NLT Pleats Plus™ N95-Style Disposable Respirator is CSA Z94.4.1:21 certified, meeting precise filtration and performance standards, making it suitable for medical and surgical use in healthcare settings.