AIR - THE INVISIBLE THREAT
If compliance protocols are improving, why are more patients than ever contracting C. difficile and other MDROs at hospitals nationwide? You are making all the right decisions, but there may be one thing you are overlooking. There is an invisible threat in your facility that impacts patient care, employee retention and even creates financial risk. And you may be doing nothing about it.
When you see a mess on the floor, you clean it up. If you could see the contamination in the air, you would do address it. Since the threat of bacteria and fungi in the air is invisible, historically healthcare facilities have done little air treatment at the room level. As a result, patients and staff are put at risk every day.
The American Journal of Infection Control recently cited a study that detailed how the airborne dispersion of pathogens can be rapid, widespread and difficult to prevent.1 Healthcare air can also be a potential route for transmission of pathogenic aerosols like Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and C. difficile.2,3
Progressive thought leaders in the industry have begun to address this issue with an innovative, patented air purification system designed inside a lighting fixture. Unobtrusively housed in the ceiling, VIDASHIELD UV24 continuously reduces harmful bacteria and fungi from treated air while improving the air quality and minimizing odors.
VidaShield Versus the Invisible Threat.
Dr. Linda D. Lee explains the danger of contaminated air in a healthcare setting.
Mark & Beverly Welker
Beverly Welker acquired MRSA during a routine breast biopsy and struggled for years to recover. Mark Welker, inventor of VidaShield UV24 was inspired by her struggle to create the innovative air purification system.
To learn more about the inspirational story behind VidaShield, click here.
Maureen Spencer, RN, M.ED, CIC, Former Corporate Director of Infection Prevention, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)
Current - Infection Prevention Consultant, Boston, MA
Dudley Abbe, VP of Hospital & Support Services, Sodexo & Lowell General, MA
Nancy Fallwell, RN, MSN, MHA, Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, TX
Healthcare staff who conducted a study at a Long Term Acute Care Hospital reported an overall reduction in infections of 53%, a reduction in healthcare odors,
improved indoor air quality and better lighting4.
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3 http://dx.doi: 10.1177/1420326X14532933
4 Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Kentucky (VidaShield is not intended to treat HAIs and does not claim to reduce HAIs.)