Studies indicate the process of disinfection cleaning will vary from person to person
As reported by the CDC each year over 4 million Americans are admitted into either; nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities (collectively known as long-term care facilities LTCFs) to receive a variety of services when they are unable to manage independently in the community. and nearly one million of these Americans reside in assisted living facilities. Data about infections in LTCFs are limited, but it has been estimated in the medical literature that:
⇒1 to 3 million serious infections occurs each year in these facilities.
⇒Infections include urinary tract infection, diarrheal diseases, antibiotic-resistant staph infections and many others.
⇒Infections are a major cause of hospitalization and death; as many as 380,000 people die of the infections in LTCFs every year.
Nurses, medical providers, and therapists who work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities face a difficult task of managing the complex conditions affecting a person while simultaneously monitoring residents for signs and symptoms of infections. Here is a snapshot of the most recent reported data on HAIs within Nursing Homes (NH) and Senior Nursing Facilities (SNF):
⇒Recent estimates of the rates of HAIs occurring in NH/SNF residents widely range from 1.4 to 5.2 infections per 1,000 resident-care days.
⇒Conservative estimates of infections in the NH/SNH population could account for more than 150,000 hospitalizations each year and a resultant $673 million in additional health costs.
In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the impact of Clostridium difficile infection (C diff) for Older Americans who are especially vulnerable to this deadly diarrheal infection. Two out of every three healthcare-associated C diff infections occur in patients aged 65 years or older. More than 80% of the deaths associated with C diff infection occurred among Americans aged 65 years or older, and one out of every nine older adults with a healthcare-associated C diff infection died within 30 days of diagnosis, according to the new study.
Poor infection control practices may increase the spread of C diff within a healthcare facility and from facility to facility when infected patients transfer, such as from a hospital to a nursing home. C diff can live for long periods of time on the surfaces and materials of devices and equipment, such as toilets and bedside tables. Room surfaces should be cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis with EPA approved disinfectant which can target the spores. In addition studies have indicated that the process of cleaning and disinfection can vary from person to person, or even between rooms with the same person. This results in microbial contaminated surfaces and increases cross-transmission of HAIs.
We realize the challenges in keeping residents/staff free from contamination and disease. Our IPCE team combines cutting-edge technology with evidence-based approaches to provide you a customized Infection Control Plan (ICP) that eliminates traditional disinfectant methods by providing a mobile, touchless, safer, and more cost-effective approach to environmental surface disinfection.
VALUE OF WHAT WE DO
Improve Patient Experience of Care
Lower Risk Liability Associated with HAIs
Reduce Chemical Costs
Reduction in Employee Absenteeism
We do all this in a way that is verifiable and affordable. We understand that from an operational standpoint it must make sense, this is why we spent much time to identify cost-effective advanced patented technologies designed and manufactured by Hygiena’s Adenosine Triphosphate Testing (ATP). This system allows us the ability to evaluate & validate the effectiveness of cleaning materials, chemicals, as well as assess the performance of environmental service staff, and ensure compliance is maintained with standardized cleaning disinfection protocols.