the first continuous-cleaning technology with third-party data demonstrating persistent efficacy
Despite best efforts, healthcare facilities struggle to keep environmental surfaces free from contamination. Even after thorough cleanings with the most advanced methods, surfaces rapidly become recontaminated. The solution is continuous cleaning, which until now has not been available.
The cleanSURFACES™ suite of products provides an innovative way to continuously maintain cleanliness of strategic environmental surfaces – even between regular cleanings and during active care hours. cleanSURFACES™ are adhesive covers that are easily applied and firmly adhere to targeted surfaces. Third-party researchers have analyzed the products’ performance in numerous clinical studies and against a broad spectrum of bacteria (including drug-resistant strains), viruses, and even C. diff spores. Learn more about the research.
cleanSURFACES™ are most effective when used in conjunction with an understanding of a targeted area’s contamination transmission network. In a recent third-party study, use of cleanSURFACES™ on a few surfaces known to be integral to a unit’s transmission network reduced contamination throughout the unit’s transmission network – even on surfaces NOT covered by cleanSURFACES™. See below for more information about this important study.
Come visit us at booth 340 and see our products and learn more about third-party research.
Also, we will be unveiling for the first time a cleanSURFACES™ Decontamination Station™, where you can clean your cellphone or other personal items.
Third party researchers recently completed a cutting-edge study to explore the impact on the contamination transmission network of strategic placement of cleanSURFACES™ in an ICU. The study authors found that use of cleanSURFACES™ on several surfaces with high impact in the contamination transmission network significantly reduced bacteria (including in spore form) on many high touch surfaces NOT covered with the products.
NORMAL TRANSMISSION NETWORK DURING ACTIVE CARE IN AN ICU
Samples were collected at 8 time points during active care hours from numerous surfaces in patient rooms and at the central nurse station. These samples were analyzed metagenomically using 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing with a proprietary bioinformatics pipeline. Results provided baseline contamination levels, as well as information about the relative significance to the network of the various surfaces.
KEY SURFACES KEPT FREE OF CONTAMINATION BY cleanSURFACES™
cleanSURFACES™ were placed on the surfaces known to be integral to the contamination transmission network (bed rails, overbed tables, nurse desk, door push plates, work area of WOWs). These surfaces were selected for their potential to most effectively interrupt the unit’s contamination transmission network.
EFFICACY EMANATES THROUGHOUT NETWORK REDUCING CONTAMINATION ON OTHER SURFACES
Samples were again collected beginning thirteen days after the cleanSURFACES™ were installed. Not only were the areas covered with cleanSURFACES™ kept continuously clean, but nearby uncovered surfaces were also significantly cleaner throughout the sampling period. The graphic to the right illustrates the percent of bacterial species on uncovered surfaces that were either eliminated or significantly reduced after the intervention. Key bacterial species were among those eliminated (e.g., C. diff spores) and reduced (e.g., S. aureus).