Environmental Services Professionals

You are part of your facility’s patient care team: your job is to make sure that patient rooms and beds are quickly cleaned and disinfected according to established infection prevention protocols, to make them ready for the next patient.

Problem

  • Ineffectively cleaned and disinfected beds/mattresses have been proven to increase HAI risk.
  • FDA Regulations require bed/mattress manufacturers to validate a six-log bacteria removal (99.9999%) on hospital beds and mattresses. Current wipe-down disinfection methods don’t achieve a one-log (90%) disinfected mattress surface.
  • Hard-surface disinfectants are causing mattress damage and failures. Most hospitals have not performed complete inspections/audits to determine how many contaminated failed mattresses are still in use.
  • New manufacturer (FDA compliant) cleaning and disinfection instructions for use require up to six steps. They are probably much more involved than your current process.
  • Your facility must now comply with manufacturers’ instructions for use requiring bed/mattress inspection and documentation after each patient and at regular intervals.

Solution

  • The bed turnover process is fast and simple: 90-second barrier removal, wash mattress and deck with soap and water; 90-second application of a clean Soteria Bed Barrier.
  • Cross-transmission risk is greatly reduced by the consistent, repeatable Soteria laundry process.
  • The Soteria™ Bed Barrier is laundered after each patient -- eliminates most time-consuming manual steps to clean and disinfect the mattress and bed deck.
  • The Soteria bed barrier is laundered using high heat and chlorine-based disinfection processes – follows CDC guidelines to address pathogens.
  • The barcoded bed barrier is inspected at the laundry to ensure a sound surface for the next patient.