Healthcare acquired infections (HAI) are one of the largest challenges affecting both the safety of patient care and the skyrocketing costs of healthcare, with these infections being the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and costing between $28 billion and $33 billion each year. The recent “National Healthcare Quality Report” confirmed that despite targeted infection control efforts, healthcare acquired infections remain the most common complication of hospital care.
Given these grim facts, it is even more surprising that methods used to clean infectious patient rooms, exam rooms and operating rooms have not changed in decades. Most health care facilities still rely on their environmental services staff (cleaning staff) to clean potentially contaminated rooms by using a rag to wipe down the area with the same old chemicals such as bleach or quats (quaternary ammonium compounds). This outdated method of disinfecting a room is inconsistent, subject to human error, potentially toxic and – perhaps most importantly – often does not kill the most deadly microorganisms that can then mutate into antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
Advanced Germ Control’s Electrostatic Spraying System combined with our hospital grade, broadsprectum disinfectant provides the perfect solution to the escalating problems with antibiotic-resistant superbugs that have also become resistant to many disinfectants used in the healthcare industry.