Aspect #3: Microbiology
A person typically sheds some 37 million bacteria every hour into the surrounding air and onto surfaces touched. Patients are a major source of contamination, and bio-burden is heaviest within three feet of the patient. If the patient is mobile, research has shown the patient bathroom is an area where bio-burden is high. With the knowledge that pathogens survive for days, weeks and months, these areas absolutely need to be able to be effectively cleaned. Unfortunately, there are surfaces with microbial reservoirs that provide safe harbor where disinfectant products cannot reach.