Please note McMonty PVC Hoods are considered a single use item until further notice. Our primary focus is – and always will be – on patients and healthcare staff, though we are working through ways in which we can become more sustainable in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About the McMonty
What size do I need to order?
The McMonty comes in two sizes, referred to as ‘standard’ and ‘narrow’. When measuring, please be sure to measure the mattress width, not the bed frame width.
StandardThe ‘standard’ is suitable for beds >1000mm in width.
NarrowThe ‘narrow’ is suitable for beds between 800mm-1000mm in width.
How to Measure:
How Do I discard the McMonty?
The PVC component is recyclable if disinfected first and vinyl tabs/velcro are cut or torn off.
How much of a gap is allowable between the bed and the plastic or the backboard of the hood?
Minimise gaps as much as possible.
Pushing the back of the bed against the backboard of The McMonty should be common practice. Ensure the bottom of the clear hood is below bed level and neatly laid over the legs of the patient.
The system is designed such that it will not have an airtight seal and will operate as planned with small gaps between the bed and the transparent hood.
Is there a particular solution that needs to be used on the frame for cleaning?
Yes – through extensive testing we have found that quaternary ammonium products (such as Clinell wipes) work best as they dry relatively quickly are are readily available.
Alternatively, Actichlor Plus (1000ppm) is recommended for use where a patient has a multidrug resistant organism or Clostridium Difficile. When using Actichlor Plus, allow sufficient contact time to ensure disinfection (as per the manufacturer’s recommendations).
Alternative to the two solutions mentioned above, a hospital-grade neutral detergent may be used to clean the hood, followed by a chlorine based solution at 1000ppm to disinfect (following usual product usage guidelines).