Protect Your Healthcare Facility Against The Rise of “Superbugs”
In a world where we are fighting a losing battle against more resistant bacteria and viruses, the need for new technology to clean and disinfect our hospital environments has never been greater.
In recent years hospitals have recognised the importance and the role of the immediate clinical environment in the potential transmission of nosocomial pathogens. Whilst the aesthetic appearance in cleanliness of the hospital is important to both patients and visitors it also needs to be microbiologically clean. Issues with the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria and organisms such as PVL MRSA can also impair our own immune defence. Viruses such as Norovirus are also a constant problem in many Trusts.
Routine cleaning in a hospital usually occurs once a day and can be carried out using microfiber or disposable cloths with either a neutral detergent or oxidising agents such as hypochlorite, which can damage surfaces and be associated with health and safety concerns. After a patient has had an infection the room is generally subjected to high level disinfection with hypochlorite or HPV (Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour) technology.
In a hospital there are many and varied areas such as wards, theatre’s, augmented facilities where patients are immuno-suppressed, A&E departments and many more where cross-contamination/infection can occur with harmful and resistant pathogens. Therefore the hospital’s infection prevention policy puts cleaning and disinfection in a high risk category in the part the process plays as an intervention in HCAI. Goldshield products can be used to clean and protect clinical areas.
“Cleaning alone does not kill potentially harmful microorganisms such as Norovirus the “winter vomiting” virus, which can strike at any time”
Many cleaning products do not contain any form of biocide relying on physical removal of soils and microorganisms as visible cleanliness is the main objective. Even if they do contain some form of biocide, none can compete with the long-lasting effect of using Goldshield® known as our “residual protection”.
When surfaces are cleaned or even disinfected they become re-contaminated from the environment via people and the air. This can be in as short a time frame as 2 hours depending on the clinical area and the activity. High risk areas such as operating theatre’s and isolation rooms have filtered air change ventilation systems to mitigate this.
Goldshield®‘s advanced technology contains a range of liquid, non-toxic products that not only clean and disinfect but also leaves an invisible antimicrobial layer that carries on killing harmful pathogens for days after application, overcoming the problem with re-contamination.
Using Goldshield® will provide your patients, visitors and staff with “peace of mind” that your healthcare facility is not just visibly clean but microbiologically clean as well thereby providing a safer environment for your patients, visitors and staff.
Protecting your patients, visitors and staff against the threat caused by common surface areas is vital in the control of Norovirus and other pathogens. To combat this, Goldshield® provide a hand – washing sanitiserthat will protect hands for up to 24 hours witha single application.
The Goldshield® range comes in ready to use spray bottles, wipes, hand sanitisers, or in a format (concentrate) that you can make up yourself.
Goldshield® is easy to use, non-toxic and does not require any changes to how you clean. Goldshield® will also provide training and after sales service if any extra help or advice is required.