School facilities can be one of the more challenging environments in terms of sanitizing & disinfecting

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Infections in school are common and are ideal places for the spread of infectious diseases because of the large numbers of young people of different ages in close contact with each other, and some of whom may not have developed good personal habits or immunity to various diseases.

According to the CDC, 22 million sick days are taken each year due to the common cold alone.  In any school population, there are certain individuals who may have a higher risk of complications if exposed to specific diseases such as; students and staff with anemia or immunodeficiency, and those who are pregnant are all considered “high risk.” Administrators and school officials should be well informed of the possible risks of their respective school population who may have chronic disease or nutritional deficiencies that are at a higher risk to acquire an infection

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Each day, approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff attend the more than 130,000 public and private schools in the United States. Settings within these school facilities can be one of the more challenging environments in terms of cleaning & disinfecting hard/soft surfaces and can in number total up to more than 15 different surfaces of varying materials and texture. Studies have demonstrated that bacteria & viruses can survive on these surfaces for days, weeks and even months.

Unfortunately, schools tend to be breeding grounds for infectious outbreaks due to:

Close proximity to other students
Immature immune systems
Frequent contact with “high touch” shared surfaces that harbor dangerous pathogens

Administrators and school officials should also direct their attention should towards the types of general cleaners which are being used on a daily basis inside school facilities. Many of the chemicals that are unknowingly being used indoors can worsen indoor air quality and contribute to respiratory related conditions. In 2012, the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), named bleach (sodium hypochlorite) an asthmagen, which means it can cause asthma, not just trigger an asthma attack in someone who is already asthmatic; this is just one of many asthmagen related chemicals that is unknowingly being used within school facilities across the country.

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Let Us Be Your Shield Against The Invisible Enemy!!!

The most important thing is prevention and as your partner, IPCE will work alongside your school district to not only reduce any presence of harmful bacteria, we will also provide administrators/staff  a cost-effective, evidence-based and environmentally sound approach to high-level disinfection cleaning to reduce harmful bacteria and minimize infectious outbreaks within your school facilities.

We “Go beyond the Old Standards for Cleaning/Disinfection”!!! By combining cutting edge technology with evidence-based approaches, our infection control plan kills up to 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria on contact to include but not limited to:

Conjunctivitis (Pink-Eye)
Impetigo
MRSA
Viral Meningitis

Our customized Infection Control Plan (ICP) identifies and eradicates the presence of any harmful viruses, bacteria, and other microbes which may lead to an infectious outbreak. Administrators will see an immediate impact in the reduction of chronic absenteeism from students and staff. Our ICPs at a minimum will include the following services:

⇒Bio-matter removal (BMR), when applicable, of high-touch objects & surfaces

⇒High-level disinfection treatment of facilities and transportation fleet

⇒Periodic microbial surface testing to determine ATP/RLU pass or fail values


⇒Outbreak management in the area of preparedness protocols


⇒Staff training on infection surveillance & daily BMR disinfection cleaning


⇒Recommendations towards green cleaning initiatives & purchasing of safe choice products


⇒Newsletter spotlights on infection prevention

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IPCE utilizes advanced technologies and patented designs manufactured by Hygiena’s Adenosine Triphosphate Testing (ATP) to evaluate & validate the effectiveness of cleaning materials, chemicals, measure the performance of environmental services staff, and ensure compliance with standardized cleaning disinfection protocols.

Our system verifies that the optimal levels of cleanliness are met by identifying the CFU of microbial life that is present. Monitoring this information is invaluable and will enable administrators/staff the ability to accurately pinpoint high-risk areas for treatment and minimize infectious disease outbreaks

How can we help you?

Contact us at an IPCE office nearest you to receive a FREE Facility Assessment or submit your inquiry online.

Simply put when you make infection prevention a priority you in turn reassure parents, guardians and the community at large that you are committed to reducing communicable diseases & controlling the spread of harmful pathogens that cause infectious diseases….

Frank J. Brown
CEO/COO, IPC Environmental Solutions LLC.

Let IPCE Be Your Solution In The Fight To Eradicate Harmful Bacteria.