Contractors, engineers and facility managers are now compelled to adhere to evolving infection control standards such as ‘Z8000’ when designing or upgrading healthcare facilities. This standard was introduced to limit patient, staff and visitor exposure to potential infection. Franke has developed a revolutionary solution to help combat healthcare acquired infectious diseases.
With a concept never before seen in healthcare, Medi-flo integrates cutting edge technology with clever, functional design. Franke's goal was two-fold; to inhibit the formation of bio-films on the sink and waste trap, and to improve the results of hand washing, regardless of technique used.
Gently contoured features on the Medi-flo invoke that residential feel and yet at the practical level directs water into the seamless waste. • The MIRANIT basin material is a non-porous, easy clean, artificial stone with a premium, chemical resistant gel coat. • Interiors with pleasing aesthetics and positive spaces improve patient well-being and satisfaction, enhance visitor comfort and even increase employee productivity.
All curved surfaces prevent pooling of water as well as placement of objects on the rim. • Integral centre rib helps divert water to prevent splashing. • A 9" deep bowl meets Z8000 depth requirements. • Infra-red controls strategically placed inside the sink bowl ensure hands are in the optimum place for washing and splash containment.
The sink is wheelchair accessible and the removable shroud protects users from injury. The shroud also conceals the plumbing connection, adding to the design aesthetic.
Medi-flo's 'true laminar water flow' (all turbulence removed from within the water stream) envelops the users hands rather than splashing. • Laminar flow transmits light like a fibre optic cable. We use this property to create a stunning blue water effect when it contacts a surface. • An infra-red sensor will automatically trigger a 3 second post-wash cycle to help remove any soap residue and keep sink and trap clean.
Medi-flo infuses water with mixed oxidants such as ozone - one of the worlds most powerful disinfectants.
Ozone is twice as effective as bleach and kills bacteria 3,000 times faster
Safely helps prevent biofilms in the waste with every use while improving effectiveness of hand hygiene.
Medi-flo's ozonated water is non-toxic and reverts back to oxygen and water within 20 minutes.
Studies show that after visiting a washroom ONLY 70% OF PEOPLE WASH THEIR HANDS, with only about 30% of people using soap to do so. Sadly, the 30% of people that do use soap, do not know or follow proper technique. The average person only washes their hands for approximately 10 seconds which only removes about 90% of the germs. The remaining bacteria can then DOUBLE IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES and, furthermore, continue to grow! READ MORE
Franke has become increasingly proactive in the quest to reduce infection-causing microbes in healthcare environments. Now, we have capitalized on the unique bacteria killing properties of ozone by infusing it into the water stream of our Medi-flo sink to help reduce biofilms in the sink’s waste and trap. READ MORE
1. Improve the results of hand washing regardless of technique.
2. Continuously clean the sink and its waste while ozonated water is running.
3. Drastically reduce splashing.
4. Help prevent major healthcare acquired infectious outbreaks attributed to improper sink design.