Keeping people healthy and safe is an important task for healthcare facilities, especially considering the large number of pathogens, pollutants, irritants, and chemicals that are present. Healthcare-associated infections cost companies billions of dollars annually, and studies indicate that 50% of surfaces are overlooked during cleaning. This indicates a need to focus on proper cleaning and disinfection techniques.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that high-touch surfaces that are likely to be contaminated with pathogens, including those that are in close proximity to the patient (e.g., bed rails, over bed tables) and frequently-touched surfaces in the patient care environment (e.g., door knobs, surfaces in and surrounding toilets in patients’ rooms) should be cleaned frequently to minimize and control infections. Wiping surfaces manually can lead to transmission of pathogens and contamination of wipes, equipment, and other surfaces, but a newer technology called electrostatic disinfection can help minimize costs and risks for infectious diseases.
What is electrostatic disinfection?
Electrostatic disinfection involves spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. An electrode charges the liquid disinfectant particles, which then adheres to oppositely charged surfaces and objects. This technology allows for hidden surfaces and difficult-to-reach areas to be disinfected with ease and coats surfaces evenly for more efficient results.
What are the benefits of using electrostatic disinfection in healthcare facilities?
Leads to less waste through controlled distribution of chemicals
Leads to more efficient results
Has the ability to cover large areas
Improves infection control by lowering risk and spread of pathogens
Helps facilities adhere to specific needs of OSHA guidelines and other healthcare certifications
Reduces financial costs associated with healthcare-associated infections
The best way to ensure that your healthcare facility minimizes the spread of infections and diseases is to have a solid cleaning and disinfection program. A certified commercial cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. (NECS) can help! NECS has been serving healthcare facilities and other commercial businesses in the Boston, Massachusetts area for over 40 years to help clean and maintain their buildings to the highest standards. We provide a wide range of cleaning and project services and take pride in our longlasting client relationships. If you are interested in learning more about electrostatic disinfection or have other commercial cleaning needs, contactour Waltham office at (781) 890-2000 today!