Wound Care Professionals

Your mandate: prevent/manage pressure ulcers and co-morbidities and avoid healthcare-associated wound infections.

Problem

  • Hospital bed is your wound care epicenter. Ineffectively cleaned and disinfected beds/mattresses have been proven to increase HAI risk.
  • FDA Reusable Medical Device Regulations require device manufacturers to validate a six-log bacteria removal (99.9999%) on hospital beds and mattresses.
  • Current disinfectants typically don’t achieve a one-log (90%) disinfected mattress surface. Bed linens and pads don’t prevent cross-contamination.
  • Hard-surface disinfectants are often incompatible with mattress surfaces – challenges the disinfection process and causes mattress failures.
  • Mattresses may not be inspected after every patient. Many hospitals have not fully audited for mattress failure. Your patients may be at risk today.

Solution

  • Mattress cross-transmission risk is greatly reduced by the use of a repeatable, documented laundry process instead of manual wipe-down.
  • Soteria™ Bed Barrier is laundered after each patient – protects each new admission from previous mattress occupants.
  • The Soteria barrier is laundered using high heat and a chlorine-based disinfection process that follows CDC guidelines for pathogenic organisms.
  • After each laundering the barcoded bed barrier is inspected to ensure a sound surface for the next patient.
  • Soteria™ Bed Barrier is made of a breathable textile that blocks fluids, soils and microbes without interfering with wound care.