Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Battle to Control HAIs


Floors, often overlooked in the past as a major factor of environmental contamination leading to increased HAI rates, are, in fact, a contributor to this very expensive and life-impacting problem. Studies have shown that floors harbor HAI pathogen organisms. These pathogens may not be neutralized by using mops that bind disinfectants or may be transported through unexpected means, including socks or laundered mops damaged by the laundering process and reducing their ability to effectively clean or disinfect the floor.

New from Infection Control Today:

  • Download this whitepaper, which discusses:

  • Human and financial implications of HAIs.
  • Microfiber laundered mops retain residual pathogens.
  • Impact of laundry processes on microfiber’s structure and efficacy.
  • Moving to single-use mops. 


Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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