The Dirty Truth About In-House Healthcare Laundry
Studies show repeated use and inadequate re-laundering leaves dirt in mopping cloths that can neutralize disinfectants. Contec’s PREMIRA® Disposable Mops, Wipes, and Dusters DON’T bind to disinfectants, allowing them – and your team – to do their job.
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The Truth Set Them Free
At #APIC2018, we received true confessions stories from healthcare professionals.
Our goal at APIC was to shed a light on the dirty secrets of a broken laundry process. A process that all too often undermines the hard work I/Ps and EVS staff put in every day to support quality patient care.
We surveyed infection control practitioners (ICPs) and heard stories about I/Ps seeing hair, lint, and particles in their “clean” mops. They told us their fears about spreading MRSA and C. diff around by using microfiber cloths that didn’t undergo adequate laundering. APIC attendees even told us they wouldn’t recommend certain facilities to their families because cleaning isn’t being done correctly.
Ultimately, we learned that the majority do not trust their hospital’s laundering system.
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It’s Time To Stop Putting Patients At Risk!
Although significant progress has made in preventing some infection types, there is much more work to be done. On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.
In this decade, there have been an estimated 5 Million HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals. Recent estimates suggest as many as 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of these occurred outside of the intensive care unit.
Improving Patient Safety
Preventing HAIs is possible, but it will take a conscious effort of everyone–clinicians, healthcare facilities and systems, public health, quality improvement groups, and the federal government–working together toward improving care, protecting patients, and saving lives.
C. diff Survives On Floors After Disinfection
According to a March 2017 report in the American Journal of Infection Control, the most frequently discovered pathogen on hospital floors was C. diff. Furthermore, the study revealed that patients and guests had placed high-touch items in direct contact with the floor in 41% of cases.
20 Relaundered Microfiber Mops
20 PREMIRA® Microfiber Pads
The truth is, microfiber is most effective the first time you use it. That’s why disposable PREMIRA® pads ensure the cleanest floors and surfaces every time they’re used.
More Convenient. More Compliant. More Clean!