A Contaminated Environment
We are returning to a pre-antibiotic era. Emerging pathogens such as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), kill up to half of patients who get bloodstream infections from them. (Source: CDC) These and other multi-drug resistant organisms are increasingly virulent (have increased their pathogenicity) whereas pharmaceutical companies have reduced investment to develop new drugs to combat the diseases they cause. We must shift our focus to enhanced infection prevention protocols and new methods to decontaminate critical environments.
“When people go to the hospital, they should not contract a preventable healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Unfortunately, HAIs affect 5 to 10 percent of hospitalized patients in the U.S. per year. Approximately 1.7 million HAIs occur in U.S. hospitals each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in healthcare costs.” (Source: CDC http://www.cdc.gov/washington/~cdcatWork/pdf/infections.pdf ) To put this into perspective, 99,000 deaths per year is the equivalent of a 747 jet crashing every 3 days!
As Otter, et al. (2011) summarizes, “Recent studies have demonstrated that several major nosocomial pathogens are shed by patients and contaminate hospital surfaces at concentrations sufficient for transmission, survive for extended periods, persist despite attempts to disinfect or remove them, and can be transferred to the hands of healthcare workers.” (Source: Reference: Otter JA, Yezli S, French GL. The role played by contaminated surfaces in the transmission of nosocomial pathogens. Infect Control Hosp Epidem. 2011 Jul;32(7):687-99.)
Medical equipment and housekeeping surfaces frequently becomes contaminated. Numerous studies have shown reduced transmission with disinfection of environmental surfaces. The scientific evidence has strongly suggested that contamination of surfaces in hospital rooms plays an important role in the transmission of MRSA and VRE.
Biomist atomizes concentrated alcohol into a penetrating mist of micro-particles that kills pathogens where they hide. Simply point and spray; Biomist Formula D2 disinfects and evaporates, leaving surfaces and equipment dry and ready for use. No wiping is required, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination from dirty rags.
Areas of use
- High touch surfaces
- Bedside equipment
- Electronics, keyboards
- Wheelchairs and mobility devices
- Waiting areas and lobbies
- Cafeterias, food contact surfaces – carts
- Pandemic Readiness
The alcohol-based mist is non-flammable, non-corrosive and safe for use on electronics such as computers, heart monitors, infusion pumps and ventilators.
Biomist will help you eliminate MRSA and other pathogens in your facility to provide a safer, hygienic environment for your patients, visitors and staff.