Healthcare Executives and Risk Managers

Your concerns: identify and manage patient safety, staff safety, operational and financial risks your healthcare system faces.

Problem

  • Your current bed/mattress disinfection protocols may not protect patients. Ineffectively cleaned and disinfected beds/mattresses have been proven to increase HAI risk.
  • Bed/mattress manufacturers must validate a six-log bacteria removal (99.9999%) on hospital beds and mattresses. Current disinfection methods don’t achieve a one-log (90%) disinfected mattress surface.
  • Hard-surface disinfectants cause accelerated bed and mattress damage and failures, which requires more frequent replacement – a major capital expenditure.
  • New manufacturer (FDA compliant) cleaning and disinfection instructions for use require your EVS teams to perform up to six steps (much more than current process) and use more supplies.
  • Hospitals must now comply with manufacturers’ instructions for use requiring bed/mattress inspection and documentation after each patient and at regular intervals.

Solution

  • Each new patient is protected from all previous bed occupants. The Soteria™ Bed Barrier is made of a breathable textile that prevents fluids, soils and microbes from passing through in either direction.
  • Disinfection is assured. The Soteria™ Bed Barrier is laundered after each patient using high heat and chlorine-based disinfection processes – follows CDC guidelines to address pathogens.
  • The Soteria Bed Barrier protects hospital mattresses/bed assets – it reduces chemical damage to these surfaces and helps slow the replacement frequency.
  • The bed barrier is cost-saving – designed for 150 uses, at an approximate $5 laundering cost after each patient. This is far less than annual capital bed replacement expense based on revised manufacturer expected useful life.