Initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) through improved cleaning, disinfection and sterilization are critical. Solving this challenge requires starting at its foundation – the attributes of surface materials and technologies used in the build environment, as well as furnishings, equipment, devices and soft surfaces. Adding complexity, many of these components are constantly moved throughout the healthcare facility.
Healthcare Surface Consulting takes a holistic view of surfaces, based on our Seven Aspects of Surface Selection©. We help clients select and ensure effective validation of surfaces for effective cleaning and disinfection using current products and protocols.
We collaborate with healthcare facilities to educate and train individuals responsible for infection prevention, patient safety, and preservation of capital.
We help develop criteria for product selection, including a checklist for required validation data and critical information for use (IFU).
Connecting hospitals and manufacturers
The surfaces safety issue is a two-sided coin. Healthcare Surface Consulting is the conduit between healthcare facilities and manufacturers.
Manufacturers that are working to bring new and innovative products to the healthcare network often lack a clear understanding of current infection prevention protocols and processes. HSC works with manufacturers during product development to ensure their solutions will enhance infection control products and processes.
Ultimately, our shared goal is to provide safe healthcare environments for patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public.