Keep your Patient Care Areas Safe & Hygienic with
Every day we come into contact with germs including pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Practically everything we touch is certain to have germs on it, some harmless and some not. Pathogens can cause severe illnesses and are easily contracted from surfaces that aren’t adequately cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.
More notable these days are highly contagious pathogenic viruses such as COVID-19 which has an extremely high propensity to spread to large numbers of people via contaminated surfaces and re-infect large numbers of other people.
The Problem: Conventional chemical disinfectants can, to a certain extent, kill and reduce the number of pathogens present, however once the solution dries, any new pathogenic microorganisms re-introduced or not previously killed by the chemical disinfectant can survive and proliferate quickly returning to unsafe, unhygienic levels.
Risk of Cross Contamination
With more pressure to turnover “clean and hygienic” clinical spaces after each patient treatment quickly, as well as optimising patient throughput and revenues, the need for speed and efficiency is increasing. As patients flow through clinical spaces every day, there is an inherent risk of cross-contamination in high traffic outpatient areas as well as lower volume inpatient care areas.
The risk of cross-contamination and nosocomial infection is increased significantly by the potential, when under pressure, for missed or inadequate “cleaning” to occur. This dilemma presents a compelling need for enhanced cleaning protocols and more specifically a regimen of disinfection and enduring antimicrobial surface protection.
Extended Surface Protection
From clinical reception areas to elevators and escalators, to patient beds and bathrooms, to operating theatres, continued improvements to a facilities cleaning programme can only benefit the health, welfare and overall experience of the patients and medical staff.
A clean, safe and hygienic working environment for all clinical care staff whether in housekeeping, food service, nursing or surgery provides additional peace of mind and helps build a reputation as a safe, caring organisation.
Traditional chemical surface disinfectants have not only proven ineffective, they have actually exacerbated this microbial problem by helping the creation and adaptation of ‘superbugs’ which have become resistant to traditional cleaners and sanitizers.
Continuous Self-Disinfecting Antimicrobial Coating Surface
The Solution: The BR Shield system modifies the surfaces, providing treated surfaces with both immediate disinfection and durable, antimicrobial protection for up to 6 months which can inactivate viruses, kill and inhibit the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria and mold that can survive and even multiply on untreated surfaces.
High Touch Surfaces for Patient Care Areas