where germs live

healthcare

 

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE IN

HEALTHCARE

 

HEALTHCARE PATHOGENS

All members of the dirty dozen and C. auris can be found in the healthcare environment and outbreaks due to lack of proper cleaning have been recorded including:  

 

How clean are healthcare facilities?

The healthcare facility is ground zero for infections due to the continual introduction from the community. They also transmit rapidly from person to person. Surfaces play an important role in the spread of infection in these facilities as organic material can be found on all surfaces including medical equipment, beds, curtains, hallways, and floors.

Proper cleaning and disinfection is required to ensure safety particularly for patients who may have weaker immune systems.