What's being done to prevent HAIs?
Infection control experts agree that cleaner hospitals are safer hospitals. But while hand washing and disinfecting hard surfaces like countertops, floors, bed rails and instruments have helped reduce infection rates, their effectiveness is limited. These procedures rely on proper training, diligent behavior and compliance, all of which are difficult to administer. What's more, hands and hard surfaces are quickly and easily recontaminated.
Infection prevention policies do not address the most prevalent and overlooked component of the healthcare environment - Soft Surfaces.
Soft Surfaces - The most overlooked problem area
Studies show that soft surfaces—privacy curtains, bed linens, uniforms and scrubs—can harbor bacteria and pathogens, causing recontamination during frequent contact. However, they're often ignored by infection prevention protocols. Laundering alone isn't effective, because fabrics begin to recontaminate immediately after being put in use. Soft surface bacteria controlled via infection control protocol is not effective at keeping soft surfaces free of bacteria.
Today's Infection Control protocols fail to eliminate HAIs
Soft Surface Bacteria Management closes the gap.
Effective HAI reduction means incorporating soft surface management into an overall bacteria-reduction strategy. And effective soft surface management begins with X-STATIC, the leader in antimicrobial technologies for Infection Prevention.
X-STATIC antimicrobial fibers have a long history of innovation, in a wide range of medical, consumer and industrial applications. In healthcare settings, X-STATIC technology is clinically-proven to reduce environmental contamination and the bacteria that cause HAIs...without additional cleaning protocols, behavior modification or training.
X-STATIC eliminates 99.9% of bacteria directly on the fabric, giving you ongoing, comprehensive and proactive anti-microbial protection that reduces environmental contamination.
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