In American hospitals alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIs) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year.
HAIs are infections that patients contract during the course of treatment in the hospital. Even though there have been strides globally in promoting both awareness and prevention, disinfectant protocols in healthcare have not changed enough to see a large, positive impact.
Unfortunately, data has shown that cleaning and disinfection of patient rooms, operating rooms and shared patient care equipment is suboptimal. Previous studies have demonstrated that less than 50 percent of patient room surfaces and less than 25 percent of operating room surfaces are properly cleaned and disinfected.
Evidence suggests that cross-contamination from environmental surfaces is directly related to patient infections. High-contact, common surfaces (bed rails, bed surfaces, tables, fluid poles, doorknobs, supply carts, etc.) have been identified as having the greatest potential for pathogen transmission.
The most common disinfection methods including wipes, spray and wipe, fogging, and UV lighting are largely ineffective and/or expensive.
ElectroDefense has created an exceptionally powerful and cost-effective alternative to traditional disinfection methods. Our electrostatic spray technology is designed to completely and efficiently apply disinfectant to help cull the HAI risk.
The E8660 applies disinfectants with a patented electrostatic technology. The disinfectant is positively charged by the spray system which is sprayed onto the target more evenly and provides a significant reduction in waste. It is designed to be safe for sensitive equipment, as well as to reach spaces that are impossible with traditional disinfecting methods.