Harmful pathogens can live on surfaces for days, and will potentially double every 20 minutes given the right food source and ambient temperature. This provides ample opportunity to create situations for cross contamination. Conventional cleaning and disinfecting does a fine job of managing microbiological load on common touch points. However, the evolutionary flexibility of modern pathogens is such that we need to add new strategies to manage cross contamination and microbial load in many types of facilities well beyond acute care. Electrostatic disinfecting provides a broad-spectrum approach to disinfecting a complete surface area and an entire room as we have never seen before.
Using a little elbow grease and cleaning solution is a great first step in disinfecting, but it is virtually impossible to disinfect every square inch of surface area in a home or building this way. Not only is it prohibitively expensive in terms of labor, it’s also unrealistic in terms of time available. In reality, germs and bacteria spread into hard-to-reach surfaces faster than we can clean them away. In fact, colony-forming units of bacteria and viruses are hiding in many areas that we cannot access with current methodologies and equipment.
For example, imagine trying to apply a disinfecting solution to all the nooks and crannies that exist in a hospital including; wheelchairs, walkers, beds and other medical equipment. Additionally, let’s take a look at offices, which is another critical cleaning environment. There are a vast number of hard-to-reach areas that are potentially covered in pathogenic bacteria such as keyboards, phones, and desks – just to name a few! Now think about your home with knick knacks, crevices, areas in between nightstands and beds, lamps, etc. Studies show disinfecting has a positive impact on workplace absenteeism as well as the overall health of a facility or home.
Electrostatic disinfection is the magic bullet that healthcare and public infection control has been waiting for. Electrostatics provide a step that can now effectively augment the current processes that facilities use to protect the public from nosocomial and community based pathogens. They can also augment SOPs for facilities that are building out infection control programs, in light of the evolutionary response that microbiology continues to present. Successful infection control programs rely not just on good process but the right tools to manage facility health.
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