Super Bacteria Catch a Ride on Air Currents - April 25, 2016

It is previously known that super bacteria, otherwise known as superbugs, can be spread through direct contact in healthcare settings. Even with infection control implementations in hospitals, patients and staff still contribute to the transmission of super bacteria by touching surfaces contaminated with the bacteria and then passing infection to other surfaces. This is causing a great deal of stress for hospital staff and infection control management.

However in a study presented by the University of Leeds, research shows that "coughing, sneezing or simply shaking the bed linens can send superbugs into flight, allowing them to contaminate recently cleaned surfaces". In the article "Superbugs Ride Air Currents Around Hospital Units", Infection Control Today discusses the study and the results that confirm airborne contamination by super bacteria.  

Breaking the chain in the transmission of infectious pathogens in any environment is an important step in a facilities' infection control. UVC Cleaning Systems can help during that process to protect your patients and staff. 

Elizabethkingia Bacteria Outbreak - April 18, 2016

Recently, throughout the Midwestern United States there has been an outbreak of the bacteria Elizabethkingia anophelis. The current outbreak in Wisconsin has resulted in 56 confirmed cases and 17 deaths. The bacteria has also been...

Prevalence of HCAI's - April 12, 2016

Summary: Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States are infected with Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs).With updated infection technology, including UVC disinfecting, these numbers can be greatly reduced and in...

Chemical Ineffectiveness - March 31, 2016

Health care workers perform manual cleaning and disinfection using chemicals to routinely clean medical devices and equipment throughout patient rooms. However with the quick turnover rate and many hard to reach areas, numerous spaces may be...
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