The threat is real. C.diff, MRSA, staph, salmonella and other superbugs are major concerns for hospitals and healthcare related facilities, impacting 600,000 individuals a year, or one in every 25 hospital patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are top of mind within the infectious disease prevention community, which demands a reliable and effective method to kill pathogens on surfaces.
Hospital-associated infections (HAIs) are a multi-million dollar problem in today’s healthcare field. With the diversity of diseases occurring in hospitals, it’s easy to understand how, left unchecked, these diseases can spread to other patients, visitors and employees. Hospitals, convalescent homes and senior care facilities are all prime targets for the spread of these drug resistant pathogens. HAIs contracted in hospitals are the fourth largest killer in America. Every year in this country, two million patients contract infections in hospitals, and an estimated 103,000 die as a result, as many deaths as from AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined.
HAIs can cause patients to be readmitted. The government now penalizes healthcare facilities for patients who are readmitted soon after discharge and reward health care providers based on the quality of care they provide. This means chronic readmissions can result in the loss of Medicare funding. The national average readmission rate has remained steady at around 19 percent for several years, even as many hospitals have worked harder to lower theirs.
According to the CDC, hospitals spend more than forty billion dollars annually treating in-hospital infections. The national average of direct costs to a hospital for treating HAIs is $20,000 per infection. The prevention of infections can more than recoup the cost of an UV Sanitized service. In fact, the use of proven technology to reduce HAIs can save a facility millions.
UV Sanitized brings the solution to you. Our equipment is setting the standard for safe and effective use:
- 360° Motion Detection deactivates UVC lights in the event of detected motion. Once the interruption is resolved, the unit can begin the process again without contamination.
- Dual light and sound motion detection indicators are continuously employed to trigger visual and audio event indicators in case of cycle interruption.
- Protective metal rails prevent accidental contact with UVC bulbs.
- All UVC lamps are encapsulated in a protective polymer coating to eliminate shattering.
- High-output UVC lamps provide greater biocide activity effective against a wide range of pathogens.
- The HVAC system does not need to be disabled and the room does not need to be sealed.
- Delivery of safe, and chemical-free UVC light – a completely green sanitization process.
- Rooms can be occupied immediately after UVC treatment.
- No consumable products are used in process.
The Next Step
Not only can this technology lower your facility’s HAI rate, but it can promote better outcomes and improve HCAHPS ratings. UV Sanitized services can set your patient’s mind at ease by educating them on the steps you have taken to deliver the highest standard of cleanliness.
Easy to use and understand, our test strips can be used to verify that the proper dose of UVC energy has been delivered on surfaces throughout the space. This provides a visual confirmation that the room has been safely decontaminated. These test strips can also be integrated into a patient information piece to demonstrate the steps your facility takes to prevent healthcare acquired infections.
UV Sanitize also offers signage and literature for healthcare facilities to educate workers and patients on our state-of-the-art technology. Knowing they are walking into a decontaminated space will allow healthcare workers to better do their job and patients to relax knowing they are in capable hands. UV Sanitized believes better patient safety brings about better patient satisfaction.
UV Sanitized is the next step in healthcare technology, lowering hospital readmission rates, reducing HAIs and increasing HCAHPS scores.