Research shows that surfaces can support the establishment, growth and transmission of bacteria and other pathogens that cause deadly infections. However, the wide range of surfaces used in healthcare settings, the different mechanisms involved in the infection acquisition, and the various disinfecting solutions available make it difficult to fully grasp this complicated issue.
Healthcare Surface Consulting’s professionals understand the connections between:
Surfaces selection and healthcare facilities operations
Design and construction
Equipment and device acquisition and upkeep
Clinician and patient usage
In other words, we understand the various scenarios that create surface cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization challenges.
HSC educates and empowers healthcare professionals to ask for information and test data from manufacturers, so they can make knowledgeable choices based on products’ ability to be cleaned/disinfected and sterilized.
Work with a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals to develop surface material and product selection criteria for your facility.
Develop educational programs for your staff to improve cleaning and disinfection protocols that address high-touch surfaces currently not recognized as such. For instance, there is no such thing as “self-disinfection” or “self-cleaning surfaces.”
Create detailed checklists you can follow to obtain answers to questions and required information BEFORE purchasing any products.