reduce hospital-acquired infections

Using the ViTralizer to reduce hospital-acquired infections

Having all the attention focused on different sanitization and sterilization techniques and methodologies as a way of preventing the Coronavirus transmission, we see potential for battling other pre-existing challenges.

There is a substantial rise in hospital-acquired infection cases worldwide, which should be fueling the demand for sterilization equipment in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The COVID-19 outbreak has augmented the need for sterilization of hospitals, medical equipment, and other healthcare facilities to maintain a hygienic and a sanitized environment. The rise in severe Covid-19 cases, autoimmune and chronic conditions, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, has increased the need for extended hospitalization, which makes patients extremely susceptible to hospital-acquired infections.

These infections prolong hospital stays, create long-term disability, increase resistance to antimicrobials, represent a massive additional financial burden for health systems, generate high costs for patients and their families, and cause unnecessary deaths. Such infections annually account for 37 000 attributable deaths in Europe and potentially many more that could be related, and they account for 99 000 deaths in the USA.

There is a total of just under 4 million cases annually, but the mortality rate and the severity of the infections is really concerning. 

With the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases climbing up to 9,039,170, and the number of deaths rising to 232,101, the death percentage of 2.56% is equal to the death percentage of HAIs. Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the US are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state.

The solution to both of these problems is simple. Many infection prevention and control measures, such as appropriate hand hygiene and the correct application of basic precautions during invasive procedures, are simple and low-cost, but require staff accountability and behavioral change.

The HAI prevention measures are fairly similar, if not the same to the COVID-19 safety measures. The ViTralizer uses Hydrogen Peroxide to disinfect the targeted areas. Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a sterilant, which the EPA defines as “a substance that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life in the inanimate environment, including all forms of vegetative bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, fungal spores, and viruses“.

Simply fill, set the room size, push start, and leave the room. The ViTralizer is capable of sanitizing over 17,000 cubic feet (2,125 Square Feet @ 8 ft ceilings) in one run. In less than an hour, patients can safely return to the now sanitized area, with greatly reduced risks for hospital acquired infection.

Contact us at 800-418-9289 and we’ll be happy to provide further information and details.

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