Keeping things clean in healthcare facilities is often taken for granted.
There’s clean. And there’s the level of cleanliness needed to fight the battle against healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
The battle against HAIs and MDROs
As professionals know, the importance of cleanliness and infection prevention is increasing with rapidly developing multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs). Studies estimate that MDRO infections have increased direct costs to society by between 30% – 100%. For example, the extra cost of a single MRSA infection compared with a methicillin-sensitive S. aureus infection is estimated to range from $3,000 to $25,000.
Infection control: hand hygiene alone isn’t enough
Infections are transmitted in a variety of ways in healthcare facilities. One of the most common ways of transmission is by hands, whether it’s by hands of patients, their friends and relatives or staff. But hand hygiene alone isn’t enough. If fingertips touch a contaminated surface, then organisms on the surface can be transmitted in patients, staff and visitors. In order to protect against HAIs and MDROs, hospitals, assisted living and other facilities must do more. The Centers for Disease Control provides more information at its Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee website.
D7 helps fight the battle against HAIs and MDROs
The D7 intelligent chemistry eliminates a wide range of micro-organisms and MDROs up to 99.99999%*. This includes Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538), Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (ATCC 35150) Salmonella enterica (ATCC 10708), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442), Staphylococcus aureus MRSA (Methicillin resistant) (ATCC 33592).
Gentle, environmentally friendly and easy-to-use
Decon7 includes cleaning substances found in ordinary household products. Decon7 is degradable and with a final pH of .08 is gentle enough for household use. Decon7 is EPA registered and meets the demands of strict regulatory requirements and environmental laws.
Decon7 can be easily mixed and applied as a foam, mist, direct spray, and mopped. Decon7 works effectively on porous and non-porous materials including concrete, asphalt, wood, ceramic, carpeting, fabrics, leather, steel, glass, aluminum and others. Decon7 is easy to cleanup with a wet-dry vacuum or can be rinsed away with water.