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.
- 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.
- 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.