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Protection from Virus and Pathogens

Enhancing Infection Control with a Surface Repair Patch.  While the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation around the world, it has also starkly highlighted the importance of cleanliness, hygiene, proper sanitation to avoid the transmission of virus and pathogens. More than ever, it is important now to ensure that hygiene practices in healthcare institutions are ideal.

– September 2020

Health Europa

Protecting One Patch at a Time

Despite the presence of infection prevention and control programmes which have been in place since the 1950s, and hand hygiene protocols which been in place for over 100 years, healthcare- associated infections (HAIs) – infections patients acquire when receiving treatment for other conditions – continue to be a widespread and costly issue for healthcare systems.

– August 2020

Canadian Journal of Infection Control

Integrity Equals Safety

Uncovering the rates of damaged patient bed and stretcher mattresses in Canadian acute care hospitals.

Cleaning and disinfecting patient care areas is essential to preventing healthcare-acquired infections. In addition, all furnishings and equipment, such as mattresses, should be regularly inspected to ensure they are safe and properly maintained. Damaged surfaces cannot be properly cleaned and pose a safety risk by harbouring and transmitting pathogens.

– Fall 2018

Canadian Journal of Infection Control

Amazing Cost Savings

Comparison of terminal cleaning of a medical surface repair patch on hospital mattresses.

The spread of healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) is of serious concern; annually in Canada, there are an estimated 220,000 HAI and approximately 8,000 deaths are attributed to these infections. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the annual direct cost of HAI in the United States to be between $35.7 to $45 billion.

– Fall 2015

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