Infection Control: Hospital's Front-line Defense in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).
Infection Control Practitioners, also referred as Infection Preventionists are certified clinicians who prevent and control infectious diseases with the aim of averting Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). HAIs are transmitted to unsuspecting patients after being admitted for reasons other than the infection. HAIs or Nosocomial Infections are multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) that have developed resistance to antibiotics, often making them fatal and difficult to combat.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates:
- Two Million people acquire an HAI in a US hospital each year
- 75,000 people die each year as the result of an HAI
- HAIs infect 1 in 25 patients
- Up to $45 Billion in excess healthcare costs annually
Due to the alarming statistics, Infection Control staff members have policies to reduce the chances of contracting and transmitting HAIs. Among the most important is proper Hand Hygiene. However, Hand Hygiene alone isn’t enough; just as critical is Environmental Hygiene. In fact, infectious disease expert, Dr. William Rutala stated that “we pick up pathogens at the same level by touching the environment as we do by touching the patient. Unless we inactivate or remove these microbes, they are going to be present in a patient room for a long time.”
Environmental Hygiene is a complex, multifaceted process that involves disinfecting common touch surfaces and the air. Additionally, it can be a lengthy process with associated costs. Therefore, Infection Control staff members need cost-beneficial solutions for value based purchasing to decrease infection rates.
Seal Shield provides Infection Control technology and bundled solutions to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Seal Shield works with a multitude of healthcare facilities to meet the needs of Infection Control and IT Managers. This is achieved by delivering cost-beneficial technology paired with a business case for decreasing infections.
Seal Shield is the leading developer of medical keyboards. Seal Shield keyboards are waterproof and they feature antimicrobial product protection, the two most critical qualities of effective medical grade keyboards. Seal Shield's waterproof keyboards are 100% waterproof, so they can be cleaned with sprays or wipes without ever being disconnected or powered down. Seal Shield waterproof keyboards are fully washable; in fact, we recommend that they be washed regularly to protect the users. They can be soaked in bleach, washed in a sink or even cleaned in an automatic dishwasher! Seal Shield's waterproof keyboards are independently certified to IP-68, which is the highest rating against dust, debris and liquid ingress, signifying that Seal Shield's keyboards are waterproof and fully submersible.
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“I AM ONE OF THE INFECTION CONTROL NURSES. We have dropped these keyboards, slammed the keys, put them through the dishwasher many times. We also test these periodically with our ATP tester and they consistently register below 10, which is considered a low bacterial count. I have also washed them with our hospital-grade detergents without any problems.”
Brian J. Rogers, Infection Control Coordinator
VA Medical Center – Roseburg, OR
Seal Shield is the leading developer of medical mice. Seal Shield mice are waterproof and they feature antimicrobial product protection, the two most critical qualities of effective medical grade mice. Seal Shield’s medical mice are 100% waterproof, so they can be cleaned with sprays or wipes without ever being disconnected or powered down. Seal Shield’s waterproof mice are fully washable; in fact, we recommend that they be washed regularly to protect the users. They can be soaked in bleach, washed in a sink or even cleaned in an automatic dishwasher. Seal Shield’s medical mice are independently certified to IP-68, which is the highest rating against dust, debris and liquid ingress, signifying that Seal Shield’s medical mice are waterproof and fully submersible. See Medical Mice
It has been over a year since I have received the mouse and keyboard from Seal Shield to test them. And even after using them EVERY SINGLE DAY, they have not failed me, even after they have been dropped from my desktop into the floor numerous times. I am astonished by the endurance of your products that I just had to make a second review. Indeed, I am convinced that your products are of top quality.
New Mexico State University
Seal Shield’s screen protector with Antimicrobial Product Protection was developed with healthcare in mind for Surgical Monitors, Touch Screens, Computers and Tablets. Protective film can withstand harsh chemicals used in medical-grade disinfectants, including bleach and will not “discolor” or “cloud”. Patented technology adds tensile strength to protect from scratches and impacts caused by OR booms and other equipment. Screen Protector conceals existing scratches to enhance visibility and will not interfere with touch screen functions. See Screen Protectors
We were in a dilemma with our surgery department. The constant physical abuse on their surgical flat screens had an economic impact on our biomedical department. The replacement cost for each monitored was $3300. This happened once a month or every two months, one or two displays at each time. We found that our initial investment in the Seal Shield™ screen protectors was recovered almost instantly since the very first day. So far the first year we were able to save over $30,000.
Fred N. Torrance
Memorial Medical Center
All Seal Shield universal TV Remotes are 100% waterproof, antimicrobial product protection and dishwasher safe. Seal Shield TV Remotes can take the abuse of any environment. Seal Shield TV Remotes have been designed for hospitals, to help reduce the risk of cross contamination infections. But, they are also ideal for other challenging environments including hospitality (bars, restaurants), travel (hotels, cruise ships), corporate environments or even your home. See Waterproof Remotes
Seal Shield's new ElectroClave™ automates mobile device management (MDM) by providing 360° LED UV-C disinfection, smart charging technology and RFID tracking; providing vital oversight to both IT Administrators and Healthcare workers. At the heart of ElectroClave™ is a web-based management portal, an indispensable tool for setting-up rules and notifications to support disinfection policies at different levels. See UV Disinfection Devices