SECCOM HEALTHCARE PUBLICATIONS


WHY INCREASED SURFACE CLEANING IS FAILING TO DECREASE HAI RATES

(A DESIGN SCIENCE APPROACH TO REDUCING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS)

The task of reducing HAIs is daunting and a dedicated staff can only go so far. Pushed to burnout, staff morale and the quality of patient care suffer. The solution requires a new view of the problem and a new approach to the solution.   Employing a problem solving methodology developed by the futurist Buckminster Fuller, we find that a slight shift in disinfection goals offers a solution that shares few of earlier limitations and hints at significant improvements in HAI reduction.  

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REFERENCES


A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH TO DEFINING "HIGH-TOUCH" SURFACES IN HOSPITALS

Author(s): Kirk Huslage , RN, BSN, MSPH, William A. Rutala , PhD, MPH, Emily Sickbert‐Bennett , PhD, David J. Weber , MD, MPH, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 31, No. 8 (August 2010), pp. 850-853 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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 NURSE STAFFING, BURNOUT LINKED TO HOSPITAL INFECTIONS

by Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane and Evan S. Wu appears in the American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 40, Issue 6 (August 2012).

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 UV ANGEL LAB TEST: INACTIVATION OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS: EXTERNAL KEYBOARD

Evaluating the effectiveness of UV Angel if disinfecting a keyboard contaminated with methicillin-resistant S. aureus ATCC 33591 (MRSA; MMX 2001), K. pneumoniae (KPC-2; MMX 4683), and E. faecalis (VRE; MMX 486).

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UV ANGEL LAB TEST: INACTIVATION OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS – LAPTOP COMPUTER

UV Angel treatment of notebook keys show excellent results in killing of MRSA, MRSE, and MDR A. baumannii.

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UV ANGEL LAB TEST: INACTIVATION OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS: CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE SPORES

UV Angel treatment of C. difficile spores on the keys of both external keyboards and notebooks were effectively killed over time, with the kill increasing with duration of exposure. Similar spore kill was achieved for 15 continuous minutes of exposure (98.57%) and 15 minutes of interrupted exposure (97.29%). 

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 EVALUATION OF LOW-INTENSITY ULTRAVIOLET-C RADIATION DEVICE FOR DECONTAMINATION OF COMPUTER KEYBOARDS

Aaron A. Shaikh MSW, Dylan Ely BA, Jennifer L. Cadnum BS, Sreelatha Koganti MD, Heba Alhmidi MD, Thriveen Sankar C. MS, MNO, Annette L. Jencson CIC, Sirisha Kundrapu MD, Curtis J. Donskey MD, American Journal of Infection Control , www.ajicjournal.com 

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UV ANGEL PRODUCT LITERATURE


 UV ANGEL - STOP SURFACE PATHOGENS BEFORE THEY BECOME HAIs

UV Angel breaks the HAI cycle and stops superbugs multiple times a day without any assistance from clinical staff.

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CULTURES TAKEN FROM A BUSY POS TOUCHSCREEN OF A GLOBAL QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT (QSR)

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UV ANGEL SPECIFICATION SHEETS


SPECIFICATION SHEET: UV ANGEL FOR TOUCHSCREENS

Specification sheet for the UV Angel with touchscreen mount.

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SPECIFICATION SHEET: UV ANGEL FOR TABLETS

Specification sheet for the UV Angel with tablet mount.

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MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS


IDENTITY AND NUMBERS OF BACTERIA PRESENT ON TABLETOPS AND IN DISHCLOTHS USED TO WIPE DOWN TABLECLOTHS IN PUBLIC RESTAURANTS AND BARS

-  Food Protection Trends, Vol. 26, No. 11

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OCCURRENCE OF BACTERIA AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS ON PUBLIC SURFACES

- International Journal of Environmental Health Research June 2005; 15(3): 225 – 234

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OCCURRENCE OF BACTERIA AND VIRUSES ON ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM SURFACES AND THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF CLASSROOM HYGIENE IN THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

- The Journal of School Nursing OnlineFirst, published on November 10, 2009

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 CLEANING UP: BATTLING GERMS IN SCHOOL FACILITIES

- SBA School Business Affairs, February 2009, Volume 75, Number 2

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