Why Do We Do What We Do?…
Because We Care About:
Enhancing the safety and protection of healthcare personnel and caregivers
Preservation and sustainability of the
At SPLASHBLOCKER® , LLC we are committed to protecting nurses, caregivers, healthcare personnel and patients from exposures to infectious diseases and hazardous drugs generated from toilet plume aerosols.
Disposing of waste into a toilet and flushing the toilet creates toilet plume. These plumes can result in exposures to bloodborne and infectious diseases, as well as harmful chemicals.
Our mission is to prevent those dangerous exposures and to partner with healthcare facilities to provide a safer environment for staff, caregivers and patients..
The inventor of the SPLASHBLOCKER® , an oncology nurse, with more than 15 years of experience, saw a need for enhanced safety in the workplace regarding the disposal of human waste and the cleaning of contaminated patient waste disposal items such as urinals and bedpans.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) guidelines recommend flushing the toilet with the lid down during this critical time. However, most hospital toilets do not have lids to protect nurses, caregivers and healthcare personnel in these situations. Accordingly, staff routinely encounter hazardous waste through the disposal of contaminated human excreta, not only through direct contact, but also through the inhalation generated from plumes.
USP 800 Hazardous Drugs Handling in Healthcare Settings also establishes requirements for handling body fluids. This needs to be in a facility’s hazardous drugs safety protocols. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) summarize occupational risks of toilet plume exposures and advocate for safer practices.
Over the years, nurses have advocated for safer practices, controls, and patient bathroom design, including having lids installed on hospital toilets. However, they have been met with limited success.
To remedy this situation, we have developed a revolutionary barrier control device that is readily available, affordable, environmentally friendly, and easy to use. It is crafted from polymer materials that are built to sustain regular cleaning and disinfection.
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