When it comes to your health, you want to do everything you can to reach optimal wellness. But what if you do need to go into the hospital or an outpatient facility for surgery or other healthcare services? You expect that you will be well taken care of, and that you will be discharged with a cleaner bill of health than before you entered. However, that is not always the case.
According to the World Health Organization, “Five to thirty-five percent of patients develop one or more infections during a hospital stay – a significant proportion of which could be avoided.” This is a substantially high percentage when you stop and consider that people go to the hospital to get better not worse. Patients who go into a medical facility are already health-compromised in some way due to illness, injury, a compromised immune system, or who need to undergo surgery – thus making them vulnerable. Creating an atmosphere where the highest standard in care is also combined with the highest standard in cleanliness and sanitation is essential in the healthcare industry.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has put in place certain standards that must be met in healthcare environments. These require that physician, nurse, and technician work stations be cleaned with an “appropriate disinfectant,” including a diluted bleach solution as well as a separate antimicrobial cleaning product. Of course, these standards are in place with the best interests in mind; however, they take considerable amounts of time, and they allow for the likelihood of human error in either application or in the order in which the cleaning steps are done.
EAU Technologies’ SafeWater® has been developed for healthcare settings to replace traditional toxic chemical methods of disinfecting facilities. Our technology revolutionizes CIP procedures, helping to reduce the carbon footprint, shortening changeover time between patients, and saves energy as well as the costs of expensive, devised chemicals. EAU Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of EMPOWERED WATERTM– Electrolyzed Oxidative (EO) and Electrolyzed Reductive (ER) water equipment for high-volume, industrial, and commercial applications. There are huge implications for improving healthcare for patients, doctors, nurses, technicians, and all those involved in the healthcare industry.