As the average age increases and as medicine improves, the world population grows.
Both of these factors amongst others contribute to an increased census in long term care facilities as well as home health care environments.
Home health care and long-term care facilities, including rehabilitation facilities, hospice care and nursing homes are predisposed to exposure from a variety of environmentally transmitted diseases. In these types of environments, Staphylococcal infections (including MRSA) and other diseases are relatively easy to transmit not only from patient to patient, but also from patient to staff and from patient to visitors and visa-versa.
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other public health agencies, along with other professional health care associations strongly recommend that these facilities employ a program that includes an infection prevention program. Such a program includes among others; a regular hand-washing program using FDA approved products and the routine cleaning and disinfection of patient care equipment surfaces.
There’s just No Excuse!
The world is dominated by microorganisms. They are present on skin, on surfaces, in food and in the air, they are truly everywhere, although most are not harmful, many are. Their ability to produce infection depends on a number of factors including their pathogenicity, virulence, numbers present and their ability to gain entrance into a susceptible host. Because microorganisms are invisible and frequently found in bodily fluids and on surfaces in all healthcare facilities, the Universal Precautions Doctrine states that all surfaces and especially patient care equipment surfaces must always be considered contaminated with blood and other soils whether visible or not, and treated as such. Patients, visitors and staff members (and their families) are exposed on a daily basis to pathogens and special precautions are important to prevent cross contamination. The selection of a process to decontaminate equipment can be complex.
No Excuse Medical has developed systems to reduce the chances for cross-contamination in Healthcare facilities.
Our product completely kills representative infectious disease causing microorganisms including:
|Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)||Trichophyton mentagrophytes|
|Staphylococcus aureus||Viruses (Hydrophilic and Lipophilic)|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||Pseudomonas aeruginosa|
|Salmonella choleraesuis||Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)|
|Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA)||Influenza Virus|
|Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)||Rhinovirus|
|Clostridium difficile bacteria||Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1)|
|Pathogenic Fungi||Herpes Simplex Virus|
Infection control and equipment maintenance program
All equipment such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs and patient lifts are decontaminated and cleaned. This process removes any body fluids as we clean, deodorize and disinfect equipment.
After the equipment is cleaned No Excuse Medical staff will check each piece of equipment for broken or missing parts. Any routine maintenance or adjustments are provided at that time at no additional cost. Any part that should be replaced will be done at cost. Nearly half the patients who use wheelchairs in nursing homes have a fall each year. Of those falls, approximately eleven percent results in a serious injury such as a fractured hip. Nationally, falls from wheelchairs cost individuals and businesses billions of dollars each year. This includes costs paid by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance companies and hospitals or nursing facilities. One common denominator often is broken equipment. If a cane, walker, wheelchair or wheelchair brake is broken it can make a person fall. Do NOT use anything that is broken.
Minimum schedule – Every 6 months $675 per scheduled cleaning / maintenance
Recommended schedule – Every 3 months $550 per scheduled cleaning / maintenance
Any questions or to sign up for your infection control and equipment maintenance program call Allen Brawley at 704-873-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.