- Infection Prevention is a Serious Issue in the Healthcare Industry
- Healthcare Associated Infections have become one of the leading causes of death in the US *
- Every 5 minutes in America someone dies from a Healthcare Associated Infection
- Healthcare Associated Infections cost the medical industry more than $45 billion annually
Why do Healthcare Facilities Need Antimicrobial Treated Products?
Surfaces such as handrails, door handles, and medical devices are touched by both patients and staff. These surfaces are a significant health risk as they serve as breeding grounds and transfer sites for contagions. However, antimicrobial surfaces with silver ionic technology can suppress the growth of microorganisms and limit the transmission of harmful microbes. This helps reduce patient and staff exposure to various bacteria, germs and viruses.
Medical facilities have many priorities when protecting patients, such as Infection Prevention and Fall Prevention. Facilities also need equipment that is durable, yet affordable. The 3001KL-AM Antimicrobial Scale is the ideal scale to help healthcare professionals face these challenges.
Reducing patient’s risk against Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) is a major challenge for medical facilities.
Antimicrobial** Powder Coating
The silver ionic technology suppresses the growth of bacteria and helps protect against cross contamination.
Fall Prevention is a primary concern for healthcare providers and the costs associated with poor patient safety are increasing.
“Live” Handrail technology
Allows the patient to hold onto handrails for stability while the scale accurately calculates weight.
Low Profile Platform
Requires only minimal step up, offering the patient a more comfortable and stable weighing experience.
Facilities require a product to withstand frequent use, movement, and disinfection.
Convenient Transport Handle
Allows the user to easily move the scale to where it is needed in the facility.
For smoother and easier portability.
*References: Catastrophic Care by David Goldhill, Random House; Scott, D., Centers for Disease Control, (2009) The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention ; http://ortoday.com/digital-edition-january-2014/; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm
**Antimicrobial protection is limited to the treated article and does not protect a user against disease causing bacteria. Treated surfaces contain a powder coating with an antimicrobial additive that contains silver ions to inhibit the growth and respiration of microbes. This is not nano technology whose risks are controversial and still being evaluated.
***Patents US6093407(A), US643241 (B1)
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