For many years, best practices of the healthcare industry dictate that all medical professionals within a medical facility regularly use alcohol-based hand sanitizers to keep clean in between patient visits throughout the day. Not only was this habit set in place as a standard hygiene practice, but it was also trusted as an effort to combat staph infections such as MRSA in hospitals. While the use of these hand sanitizers has been successful up until this point, recent studies show that they may not be as effective as they seem due to the growing resistance of certain bacterial strains thriving in hospitals. What can you do to protect your medical facility? With professional sanitation services by Enviro-Master, you are not only ensuring that your medical facility is sanitized, but also that your employees and patients are well protected with the right resources for great hygiene.
Finding New Ways to Fight Resistant Bacteria
A recent study conducted by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Austin Health of Melbourne, Australia highlights the way in which these alcohol hand sanitizers may no longer be as effective against certain hospital-borne pathogens. More specifically, a strain of the bacterial pathogen known as Enterococcus faecium is among the most resistant, as it is now ten times more resistant to these hand sanitizers than previous strains. Although alcohol-based sanitizer has been cited as the most potent solution for fighting bacteria in a medical facility such as a hospital, these studies may show the beginning of the end for their regular use.
Alternative and Effective Solutions for Sanitation
As more findings are uncovered regarding the resistance of certain bacteria to alcohol, there is a growing need for alternative solutions that continue to keep your medical facility sanitized, as well as your patients and employees healthy on the job. At Enviro-Master, we stock your facility with alcohol-free hand sanitizer as part of our services for your medical center. With this, your medical facility can continue to keep your patients and medical professionals safe from dangerous bacteria throughout the day.
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