There is an epidemic of Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) within hospitals, out-patient surgical centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities. A major cause of this epidemic is environmental surface contamination. It is estimated that 40% of HAI’s are attributed to cross contamination from hands of patients, healthcare workers and visitors who come into contact with environmental surfaces.
On an average day, 1 in 25 patients has at least one infection contracted from a hospital visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S acute care hospitals in 2011. About 75,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations.
Environmental cleaning is a fundamental principle of infection prevention in healthcare settings. Contaminated near-patient surfaces and equipment play an important role in the transmission of dangerous pathogens, including Clostridium difficile, and antibiotic-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Appropriate disinfection of those surfaces and equipment which patients and healthcare personnel touch is necessary to reduce exposure.
The AQUAOX™ ICS program is a comprehensive systems approach for implementing more effective, efficient, healthier and environmentally friendlier cleaning and disinfecting strategies for the healthcare sector without adding unwanted substances to the environment or otherwise causing harm.
Infection Control System (ICS)
The AQUAOX Infection Control System for Healthcare facilities effectively and efficiently cleans and disinfects surfaces with EPA registered, non-toxic, biodegradable, safe to use, fast-acting solutions and smart applicators to reduce labor and human error.
Hard Surface Cleaning and Disinfection
AQUAOX ECA generated Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) will be a major weapon in the battle for infection control acting swiftly and safely against all classes of hazardous microbes. The fluid is non-toxic, made from environmentally safe and sustainable materials, and can be used for surface disinfection and decontamination as well as dosing into water systems.
AQUAOX ECA generated Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is a powerful detergent that has a wide range of uses within any cleaning process.
AQUAOX ECA generated Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is used in spray bottles with microfiber cloths for all hard surface cleaning and disinfection such as floors, doors, handrails, tables, chairs, toilets, monitors and switches.
AQUAOX proprietary designed air-assisted electrostatic sprayers quickly decontaminate and disinfect large areas, difficult to reach spaces and high-traffic areas.
4-10 times better coverage resulting in reduced manpower costs.
Effective infection control and prevention with no adverse effects on human health and the environment.
Optimized cleaning and disinfecting with improved operational efficiencies.
Complements existing work flow without affecting turnaround time for discharge cleaning of contact precaution patient rooms.
Greater comprehensive area coverage in less time than competitive systems and devices.
Proprietary designed Electrostatic sprayers. 300% better spray penetration and coverage on all surfaces.
Leaves no residue.
Hospital grade split-fiber microfiber products for reduced HAI’s, labor and chemical cost.
A System Approach to Sustainable Cleaning & Disinfecting
Environmental cleaning plays a key role in preventing the spread of contagious pathogens. However, many current cleaning and disinfecting practices negatively impact human health and the environment. The AQUAOX™ cleaning and disinfection process is a systematic method for environmental cleaning and disinfecting that aims at reducing harm to human health and the environment while improving the hygiene of a facilities environment.