Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIs) are becoming increasingly common. Due to an increase in invasive procedures and a growing resistance to antibiotics, HAIs have increased by 36% in the last 20 years. The human cost is over 99,000 deaths per year, which represent a 5% death rate for HAIs. On average HAIs add an additional 8 days in the ICU and increases hospital stays for 9 days.
HAIs in hospitals alone result in an estimated $28- $33 billion in excess medical costs every year. That is an estimated cost of up to $32,000 per licensed bed in the U.S. For an average 180 bed facility, that equals an additional $5,760,000 in direct cost. Under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), Hospitals will lose reimbursement based on a criteria that is heavily weighted on HAIs and patient satisfaction.
A microbial organism with
the ability to cause disease.
A person who cannot resist a microorganism invading the body, multiplying, and resulting in infection.
An opening allowing
to enter the host.
Method of transfer that the organism moves from one place to another.
A place of exit providing
a way for a microorganism
to leave the reservoir.
A place within which
thrive and reproduce.
The healthcare industry is challenged with providing the best possible care for their patients and a safe environment for health care workers. Micro-organisms are the most prevalent and potent pollutants in the indoor environment, and their role as causers and aggravators of disease conditions are well documented.
Healthcare facilities, by the very nature of their operation, expose patients and staff to microbial contamination that can lead to infectious disease. Stethoscopes, flooring, doorknobs, curtains, cabinets and the "forgotten" surfaces can potentially transfer contaminating organisms from surface to surface and person to person.
First, you must know where and how high your risks are, we do this using our BAC-TRACK ATP monitor which helps you track your facilities’ product contamination through user friendly ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) testing. This ATP testing system provides an objective, measurable, and immediate way to determine cleanliness levels. Our unique RFID allows for comprehensive testing of all equipment. Other scenarios such as outbreak management, may justify more advanced test methods, which are available.
The next step is a complete and updated cleaning procedure. Our research has shown that the traditional method of wipe to clean is simply not cutting it. Electrostatic Sprayers provide the easiest solution to complete cleaning. Electrostatics work by placing a positive charge on the liquid cleaning solution, which then adheres to the negatively/neutrally charged object, providing uniform coverage with less waste.
Finally, we will provide you with integrated onsite and online support to ensure that you have every means necessary to aid in your fight against infections and cross-contamination.
Enabling you to improve patient outcome, lower your operating cost, and create a safer environment for everyone in your facility.
We start by testing and verification of the Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) levels using the Bac-Track Meter.
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Then we apply our unique software, Bac-Track, that monitors these levels on an easy to read dashboard dedicated to your facility. It also allows you to monitor by department or equipment category to pinpoint your problem areas.
We offer onsite and online support and training, that will assist in your fight against infections.
Using our BAC-TRACK ATP meter, you will be given firsthand data of what contamination levels you have in your facility. We will then give you access to the BAC-TRACK software where your collected data can be uploaded and analyzed.
The platform provides you with complete infection control. Our TEST TREAT TRACK AND TRAIN approach provides you with an easy to use data collection method and an intuitive dashboard for analyzing and making use of the collected data, making you proactive in your fight against infections and cross contamination.
Bac-track is the first software that gives your facility a dashboard to monitor bacteria levels by department or equipment category. In addition, the software allows you to monitor monthly trends and treatment or cleaning effectiveness. Knowing this valuable information will enable you to pinpoint where the highest risk areas are for contamination.
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