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10 Interesting Facts About Healthcare Acquired Infections

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Published on July 10, 2013

Author: Novaerus

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Healthcare acquired infections kill more people than breast cancer and automobile accidents together in the US each year but it's something that most people have never heard of. Each time you or one of your loved ones enters a long term care facility or hospital, you become susceptible to receiving a nosocomial infection aka an HAI (healthcare acquired infection). Luckily there are numerous emerging infection control technologies to prevent and lower infection rates. One such technology, Novaerus, works by actively cleaning the air of 99.9999999999% of airborne pathogens, odors, viruses, allergens and bacteria. What's in it for me? Reduced staff sick time, reduced readmission rates, lowered spend on antibiotics and drastic reduction in "superbug" outbreaks.
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HEALTHCARE ACQUIRED INFECTIONS Interesting Facts 10 about

Healthcare acquired infections kill more people than breast cancer & automobile accidents combined. 1 Each year....

deaths     every  day.   2 271

HAIs    affect nearly 2 million people each year in the U.S. 3

$35.7 to $45 billion per year is spent on treating these infections. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009 report 4

HAIs consume resources, prolong patients’ hospital stays and typically are only partially reimbursed. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009 report 5

$20,000 to $25,000 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007 consumer price index 6

The leading transmission routes of dangerous micro- organisms that cause HAIs are contact, droplet and airborne.   The World Health Organization 7

Hand washing | Isolating patients | Cleaning Protective gowns, masks and gloves 8 Standard HAI prevention is Lacking when it comes to Airborne Infection Control.

More than 70% of bacteria that cause HAIs are resistant to at least one of the drugs commonly used to treat them. 9 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009 report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009 report Up to $31.5 billion could be saved with an effective infection solution. 10

THE LAST EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT of infection control occurred in the 1860s when Joseph Lister used Carbolic Acid as an antiseptic in surgical procedures.

. But it was true until… ✓

A practical solution became commercially available.  

For long-term care facilities.   Height  =     11  inches  

The solution eradicates all airborne viruses, bacteria,pathogens, mold, allergens and odors.  

Does your long term care facility have Novaerus?

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