Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) can easily spread by touching pieces of contaminated equipment and by not washing hands after contact with bodily fluids. If a surface is left uncleaned, it can easily become a source of cross-contamination.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has been the most public target of disinfection efforts for the past two years, fighting ongoing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antibiotic-resistant infections are still of critical concern for hospitals, urgent care centers, surgical facilities and other healthcare offices.
Patients are worried about infection prevention now more than ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are afraid to go to healthcare facilities due to fear of catching coronavirus and hospital acquired infections (HAIs) from another patient.
With so many new people in healthcare, it’s imperative that the industry build clear protocols, awareness campaigns, comprehensive training, and an underlying culture of infection prevention (IP) to ensure patient safety.
It’s critical that hospitals ensure that infectious diseases do not spread from surface to surface, room to room, floor to floor, and between departments. This means that every surface must be cleaned and disinfected.