96% reduction in bacteria in a hospital environment
Controlling hygiene standards within a healthcare environment remains a challenge for healthcare providers. It involves employing a combination of strategies, including hand hygiene, cleaning, training and the adoption of new technologies, to tackle the problem.
As a result, a wide range of products and technologies are available on the market to help improve hygiene standards, including antimicrobial technology. A hospital within the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust deployed a range of BioCote® treated products within an outpatient unit to better understand the role antimicrobial technology can play in the control of microbes. Our conclusions and findings were achieved by comparing the levels of bacteria recovered from the ‘antimicrobial’ outpatient unit with the levels of bacteria recovered from untreated, standard equipment in a control outpatient unit.
Swabs were collected over a five-month period from BioCote® protected products – including blinds, tiles, door handles, sack holders and light switches – and untreated products located in the standard room. The key result of the case study was that all of the BioCote® protected products in the outpatient unit showed significantly lower bacterial contamination in comparison to their untreated counterparts, with an overall 96% reduction in bacteria.
This study highlights the ability of BioCote® protected products to significantly reduce levels of bacteria contaminating product surfaces within a healthcare environment.
To find out how you can protect your products from microbes such as bacteria by using proven BioCote® antimicrobial additives, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team on +44 (0)2477 712 489 or on [email protected].
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