The Problem: For germs, visiting hours are never over.
Germs, such as bacteria and mould, like to settle down and start a family in the same conditions as your residents – warm, cozy and not too dry.
Germs can last 24-48 hours on surfaces, during which time things like bacteria reproduce exponentially. One single cell can become more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours.
How do they get there?
- Patients and visitors bring germs home from day-to-day activities – school, work, play etc.
- Healthcare workers forgetting to wash their hands – not 100% compliant with hand hygiene rules
- Janitorial staff unknowingly spread them surface-to-surface on cloths etc.
There are a million ways that germs can come into your buildings. Although many microbes are a necessary part of life, the few that are bad are really bad and can cause sickness, disease and in some cases, death.
The Solution: GERMGUARD
The GERMGUARD 3 Step (Clean – Disinfect – Protect) Program offers you the opportunity to treat high-touch surfaces with our world-class antimicrobial surface treatment.
Below are the top five areas that you can treat to reduce germ populations.
|Area||Things to treat|
|Waiting area / Lobby||Chairs; counters; TVs; doorknobs; check-in desk; etc.|
|Exam / Operating rooms||Exam tables/beds; trays; equipment; etc.|
|Patient Care Rooms||Beds; bedrails; doorknobs; curtains; TVs; help-buttons; etc.|
|Patient Transfer Vehicles||Ambulances; helicopters; etc.|
|Textiles||Gowns; masks; gloves; bedding; curtains; etc.|
We can consult with you to decide which high-touch surfaces you wish to have treated.
Once we have determined the areas for treatment, we will thoroughly clean, disinfect and treat all high-touch building surfaces, giving up to 6 months of protection on buildings hard and porous surfaces against unwanted microorganisms.