UV Flash exhibited a 100% kill rate on C. difficile, staphylococcus aureus, and acinetobacter baumanni in just 60 seconds.
Jackson, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Now, more than ever, hospitals and healthcare facilities are looking for ways to eliminate hospital acquired infections (HAIs). HAIs are a serious issue for the medical industry. Not only does each infection have the potential to be deadly (claiming the lives of thousands of patients each year), they add thousands of dollars to the cost of treating each patient.
About 5 percent of patients, about 1.7 million, get an infection in the hospital each year, and about 100,000 die as a result, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cost for treatment is tremendous – from $28 billion to $33 billion.
"The Affordable Care Act is a reality that is not going to go away. It may be revised, but it is with us to stay. One of the main concerns of Health Care executives now is how to assure they are going to be paid for their services and not to be held accountable for doing anything that limits or denies reimbursement. The most simple method is to guard against HAIs and hospital re-admittance," stated Vice President of Midbrook Medical, Jamie Crowley.
Infections can be acquired during surgery; however patients most commonly attribute HAIs to contact with equipment that was improperly cleaned. Midbrook Medical’s state of the art Infection Control products and equipment now feature UV Flash, the 60 second infection prevention station.
Medicare and other insurance companies are refusing to reimburse hospitals for their expenses while treating a patient with an HAI. As a result, healthcare facilities are becoming more proactive in ways to prevent against infection to ultimately protect patients and reduce the overall cost of treatment.
Ultraviolet germicidal light (UVC) light has been used for disinfection and sanitization since the beginning of the 20th century to combat risk of infection. UV Flash mirror polished aluminum chamber is specifically designed to bend reflected UVC light-waves, increasing germicidal effectiveness. At a certain wavelength, 254nm, UVC breaks the molecular bonds inside microbial DNA, destroying the germ. In controlled tests, UV Flash exhibited a 100% kill rate on C. difficile, staphylococcus aureus, and acinetobacter baumanni in just 60 seconds.
"The UV Flash is the newest, yet most proven, method for combating the spread of infection. This ultraviolet, germicidal light station uses the traditional bacteria killing light source, but with a patented twist. The reflective interior allows for real log reduction of super bugs within a one minute time frame. It can't be more simple and it cannot be more effective. We are really looking forward to the debut of UV Flash during AORN, in San Diego," says Crowley.
UV Flash eliminates: E.coli, MRSA, H1N1, SARS, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and many other pathogenic microorganisms. There is no microorganism on earth that is resistant to ultraviolet germicidal light.
Hospital nursing stations, ICU’s, clinics and medical offices are some facilities that can benefit greatly from UV Flash. Since UVC light is harmless, the list of items that can be disinfected in 60 seconds with UV Flash is nearly limitless:
- Stethoscopes, thermometers, scissors
- Blood pressure cuffs, oximeters
- MARs scanners, penlights
- Cell phones , PDAs, laptops, tablets
- Eye glasses, keys, writing instruments
Midbrook Medical will be demonstrating UV Flash on the showroom floor during the 2013 AORN Congress. The Annual Conference takes place in San Diego, California, March 3rd - 7th. Midbrook will be located at the Nuvo booth #4513, where they will also be featuring the Tempest Bioburden Removal System and Infection Control products.
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