Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are prevalent in the United States healthcare system and can be a serious problem. HAIs are any type of infection that a patient gets while in a hospital or other healthcare setting that they did not previously have when arriving at that facility. These can be passed from patient-to-patient, provider-to-patient, or be from a patient contacting an infected object.
Bacteria and viruses are both types of microorganisms which can cause various types of infections and diseases in humans, plants, and animals. There are many differences between bacteria and viruses which help to differentiate the two and cause them to require different treatment options.
It’s happened to us all at some point, whether it’s a tipped glass of wine or a non-house trained dog. Spills occur at home; they’re an everyday part of life. Spills also happen in professional occupational health and health care settings; these can be much more serious. These spills can contain hazardous materials that need to be quarantined and neutralized immediately. Luckily, Safetec has a few compliant spill kits that make cleaning up a toxic mess a breeze. In this post, I will describe the Safetec Universal Precaution, National Standard, EZ Cleans Plus and EZ Personal Protection Kits.
Antiseptics and disinfectants are very similar in that they are both used for killing microorganisms. They are different from one another though in both the makeup of them, as well as the use of them.
Vaccines and antibiotics are different for a few reasons, and these can be good to know for what will be most beneficial to you depending on if you are already sick or preventing a potential future infection.
When visiting a healthcare facility one usually trusts the healthcare professionals to care for them to the best of their ability. You may not consider the fact that even though they are professionals, they still can make human mistakes. These mistakes, if not carefully monitored and fixed can lead to a severe risk of infection. Let’s take a look at some of the more common mistakes, and some ways to prevent them in the future.
In the modern workplace, proper cleanliness and sanitation are vital to making sure that disease doesn’t spread. However, in the healthcare world keeping your facility disease free isn’t nearly as easy. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Health Safety Administration regularly update strict guidelines for facility sanitation and the production of sanitation products. These major players are responsible for updating the compliance regulations on businesses and public health in general.
Being able to disinfect surfaces is paramount in areas where dangerous diseases and substances are handled. If these surfaces aren’t correctly decontaminated, people can be seriously injured or even killed. Disinfecting isn’t a joke, so it is crucial your facility has a reliable disinfectant that can bear that burden. Safetec produces two high-quality disinfectants called SaniZide Pro and SaniZide Plus.
Safetec recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, and it’s important to look back at the products that were there since the beginning, Safetec’s Fluid control solidifiers. When it comes to disposing of spills, it is paramount that they are solidified before removal. A non-solid spill causes a severe risk of cross-contamination. In a hospital or healthcare environment these spills can contain harmful bacteria, so the cross-contamination risk becomes even more severe. Thankfully, Safetec has three fluid control solidifiers perfect for your needs.
During the winter months, children and older adults are particularly at high risk for contracting Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). According to the CDC, almost all children will be infected with RSV by the age of 2.