what are HCAI’s

Healthcare Associated infection

Causing massive operational, financial and life threatening altercations

what are HCAI’s

Indirect infections caused by being in a healthcare facility

Healthcare-associated infections, or HCAIs, are infections that patients obtain whilst receiving treatment within a healthcare environment. These infections occur as a direct result of treatment in, or contact with, a health or social care setting. HCAI can be caused by several different bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi. They pose a serious threat to patients, staff and visitors.

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Effects on patients and hospitals

Affecting patients lives and hospitals operations

Healthcare-Associated infections (HCAI’s) affect patient care and hospital operations. HCAI’s prolong patient stays, in some cases create long term health disabilities, increase resistance to antibiotics, create massive additional costs for the healthcare facility, decrease hospital efficiency and can cause unnecessary patient deaths. That is why it’s vitally important for healthcare facilities to reduce HCAI’s as much as possible.

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Creating massive Financial burdens

HCAI’s cause a big financial problem for healthcare facilities. According to the British Medical Journal HCAI were estimated to cost the NHS £2.7 Billion in 2016/17. These infections were estimated to account for a total of 7.1 million occupied hospital bed days and 79 700 days of absenteeism among frontline healthcare professionals. A US study estimated that a single HCAI can cost a hospital $12,197 in incremental costs. The T-1000 can prevent HCAI’s and the costs attributed to them, helping save financial resources for healthcare facilities.

manual cleaning 

Manual cleaning misses more than 50% of pathogens

The issue with traditional infection control procedures is that they mainly consist of manual effort. This leads to a huge increase in human error. Humans are capable of missing areas or not being thorough enough when it comes to disinfection. Research shows that in some cases manual cleaning only rids spaces of pathogens by only 50%. This leaves behind a large pathogen load that increases the chance of the next patients obtaining a preventable infection. The addition of the T-1000’s UV-C disinfection after manual cleaning can increase the pathogen reduction to more than 90%.

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T-1000 reducing HCAI’S

disinfecting areas missed by Manual cleaning

The T-1000’s utilises UV-C light to create an automated disinfection approach that is used in tandem with cleaning procedures already in place. The addition of T-1000’s allows missed areas to be disinfected and simultaneously disinfects areas where manual cleaning was not thorough enough. Disinfecting these missed areas means the pathogen load within the room is greatly rescued. This makes the chances of the next patient obtaining an HCAI far lower. The T-1000 achieves this due to its automated and constant UV-C disinfection approach that eliminates any human error.

Scientific Evidence 

Backed by scientific data and research 

The T-1000 is backed by independently conducted research and studies showcasing its ability to disinfect pathogens and to lower HCAI’s to help healthcare facilities increase operational performance, lower costs and reduce infections.