You can no longer rely on manual cleaning alone!

While traditional manual cleaning will always play a role in facility disinfection, its limitations are well known. The incidences of HAIs and SSIs in healthcare facilities around the globe speak to its shortcomings.

Traditional cleaning with EPA approved disinfectants remains standard practice, but multiple studies have shown that the manual disinfection of high touch surfaces in the patient environment is only around 50% effective, with pathogens being detectable after rooms are terminally cleaned.[1] Viable pathogens can survive for weeks to months in the hospital environment and have been found on equipment, healthcare workers’ hands, high-touch surfaces, and even in the homes of nurses.[2] There is an increased risk to patient safety if the prior patient in a room has had an HAI. [3,4]

To err is human.
The downside of traditional cleaning

Ineffective
~50% overall effectiveness with ~68% of high touch surfaces missed [5]
Hazardous
Ongoing exposure to the chemicals used poses a health risk to workers [6]
Outdated
Manual cleaning methods have remained relatively unchanged for decades and have relied on imperfect human intervention.

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Achieving sustained HAI rate reduction takes powerful technology, dedicated teamwork and a comprehensive program. We equip your teams for success with our LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping™ Robots, our evidenced-based infection rate reduction programs, and by leveraging our diverse backgrounds and expertise in epidemiology, infection prevention and six sigma implementation. We are engaged every step of the way from initial analysis and implementation to training and execution and finally reporting and measuring the success of your infection rate reduction program.

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[1] Carling PC, Parry MF, Von Beheren SM, Healthcare Environmental Hygiene Study Group. Identifying opportunities to enhance environmental cleaning in 23 acute care hospitals. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2008 Jan;29(1):1-7.

[2] Kramer A, Schwebke I, Kampf G. How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces? A systematic review. BMC infectious diseases. 2006 Dec;6(1):130

[3] Cohen B, Cohen CC, Løyland B, Larson EL. Transmission of health care-associated infections from roommates and prior room occupants: a systematic review. Clinical epidemiology. 2017;9:297.

[4] Shaughnessy MK, Micielli RL, DePestel DD, Arndt J, Strachan CL, Welch KB, Chenoweth CE. Evaluation of hospital room assignment and acquisition of Clostridium difficile infection. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2011 Mar;32(3):201-6.

[5] Carling PC, Parry MF, Von Beheren SM, Healthcare Environmental Hygiene Study Group. Identifying opportunities to enhance environmental cleaning in 23 acute care hospitals. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2008 Jan;29(1):1-7.

[6] Dumas O, Wiley AS, Quinot C, Varraso R, Zock JP, Henneberger PK, Speizer FE, Le Moual N, Camargo CA. Occupational exposure to disinfectants and asthma control in US nurses. European Respiratory Journal. 2017 Oct 1;50(4):1700237.

[7] Doll M, Stevens MP, Bearman G. New Technologies for Infection Prevention. InInfection Prevention 2018 (pp. 55-66). Springer, Cham.