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MCV00103971 REVA EXP 4/22 Getinge is a registered trademark of Getinge AB, its subsidiaries, or affiliates in the United States or other countries • PURE is a registered trademark of PURE Bioscience, Inc. • Copyright 2020 Getinge AB or its subsidiaries or affiliates • All rights reserved. Sales Office · Getinge · 45 Barbour Pond Drive · Wayne, NJ 07470 Sales Office , Canada · 90 Matheson Blvd. West, Suite 300 · Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 3R3 · Canada w w w.getinge.com Getinge Online Getinge Online helps prevent unscheduled sterilization equipment downtime while reducing the need for on-site service calls. Institutions that have an installed base of Getinge steriliza- tion and washer-disinfector equipment are strongly urged to consider the enhanced troubleshooting capabilities of Getinge Online. During a time of rapidly increasing patient volumes, unplanned downtime can dramatically impact surgical workflows and the quality of care. Getinge Online helps improve asset management by provid- ing a clear overview of installed equipment and device utilization. Furthermore, it shortens response time through efficient communication with Getinge's service professionals. Getinge Online also limits the need for service personnel to schedule onsite visits that can potentially expose individuals to the COVID-19 virus. In addition, central sterile department personnel can easily access equipment manuals and other key documents through the customer portal. Information regarding the effectiveness of Getinge reprocessing solutions Given the alarming increase in incidence rates of COVID-19 in the United States and the stress it places on healthcare institutions, Getinge has received a number of inquiries regarding the effectiveness of our company's sterile processing solutions to inactivate the virus. Getinge assures that any facility can render COVID-19 inactive on medical devices by following the Instructions For Use (IFUs) for cleaning and disinfection/sterilization that accompany the device or instrument. Infection prevention recommendations for this virus are similar to those already adopted for blood borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis B. Normal recommended infection prevention standard precautions for device reprocessing should be followed. Key practices include the safe transport of soiled articles. Additionally, the cleaning, disinfection and/or sterilization of medical devices should always be performed in accordance with the manufacturer's Instructions For Use (IFUs) and your healthcare facility's policies and practices.

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