PROTECTING PATIENTS IN OPERATING ROOMS, EMERGENCY ROOMS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
In Operating Rooms, Emergency Rooms, and other healthcare settings, it is common practice to sterilize medical instruments – but it is equally vital to sterilize the air. Airborne pathogens can move freely in non-sterilized areas, creating the risk for recently sanitized equipment to be re-contaminated due to substandard air quality.
The air management portions of protecting a healthcare facility’s occupants is often underrated and under-managed so sterile instruments end up being exposed to non-sterile air. Could this be the reason why hospital-acquired infections continue to rise?