Who would think that going to a hospital, urgent care center or other healthcare facility would actually be putting your well-being at risk? Irony at its worst. But it’s all too true for comfort. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
They kill more Americans than auto accidents, AIDS or breast cancer. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that HAIs are responsible for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year.
HAIs occur in all locations of healthcare, including hospitals, surgical centers, and long-term facilities such as rehab centers and nursing and assisted-living settings.
The CDC’s research states that on any given day, approximately one in 25 patients in the United States has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care. Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC Director, has said, “Today and every day, more than 200 Americans with healthcare-associated infections will die during their hospital stay.”
Patients contracting HAIs spend extra days in the hospital (6.5 days on average), are five times more likely to be re-admitted and are twice as likely to die. The most common germs causing healthcare-associated infections were C. difficile (12 percent), Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA (11 percent), Klebsiella (10 percent), E. coli (9 percent), Enterococcus (9 percent), and Pseudomonas (7 percent). These infections are transmitted through the air, on surface contacts and in the water.
Most individuals belong to a gym or workout facility with the goal of getting in shape and improving their health. There are few who would believe that their daily trek to the local gym may be, in fact, making them sick.
Gyms and workout areas in healthcare facilities are breeding grounds for harmful viruses and bacteria. One extremely treacherous pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA—an aggressive, antibiotic-resistant skin infection. MRSA, and other staph infections can be contracted by using equipment that has been contaminated and then having this bacteria enter a user’s sore or other skin opening.
One study found that rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold, are present on 63% of equipment found in most gyms. The most common method of cleaning used in these facilities is the spray and wipe method of disinfecting. This technique doesn’t kill off all germs! And cold and flu germs can remain alive on these hard surfaces for up to 48 hours!
A Safe and Efficient Solution
Our dry fog decontamination system will eliminate all pathogens in any given area with our sterilization solution, an EPA approved and registered sporicidal, that is released as a dry fog vapor into the targeted area that completely kills all viruses, bacteria, vegetative bacteria, mold, mold spores and odors safely, efficiently and cost effectively. Our process leaves zero residues a
nd is totally safe on all surfaces—including hospital and gym equipment, computers, clothing and furniture. Our method guarantees every inch of the area is covered and sterilized, something that can’t be achieved with the antiquated spray and wipe cleaning method commonly used in hospitals, nursing homes and gyms. Spraying and wiping is a temporary and inadequate fix—not to mention, poisonous in most cases.
The fact that our system leaves no toxic residues in the air or on surfaces assures that every inch of space is safe for all individuals, even those with serious allergies or compromised immune systems.
CANI II Dry Fog Vapor System is the best and only guaranteed way to protect the health and safety of you patients, residents and customers. Contact us today to find out more.