HOW SURFACES CONTRIBUTE TO TRANSMISSION OF PATHOGENS?
Every day we pass-on and pick-up microorganisms while interacting with our environment. Most microorganisms pose no and can help to create a strong and robust immune system for a person. However, some can be extremely harmful and life-threatening. These life-threatening and harmful pathogens are the ones we want to disinfect and prevent from obtaining.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) can occur through contamination of touch surfaces and objects, aerosolization of viruses in confined spaces, or spread from asymptomatic people. A fomite (objects, materials and surfaces which are likely to carry infection, such as furniture and touch areas) is an inanimate object or surface that gets contaminated with pathogens, like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These fomites can transfer disease to a new host who is unaware of the pathogen’s presence. The risk of obtaining an infection from touching a surface or object depends on the pathogen’s ability to cause infection, the amount of pathogen on the surface or object and the hosts immune system response. Implementing cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces and commonly touched objects can help stop transmission of COVID-19.
Cleaning crew have a big responsibility to ensure the cleaning and disinfection of a room is thorough. However, cleaning crew have fundamental problems achieving this as they simply do not have the correct equipment to disinfect a room to the highest possible standard. Low tech approaches have been implemented for decades. Things like sprays, chemicals and wipes are all prone to one thing we all are burdened with, human error. These types of low-tech approach require a lot of training and instruction to use them to their full potential. Different solutions have to be made to disinfect certain surfaces, you have to let chemicals stand on a surface or object for a certain amount of time (dwell time) and requires people do to do the job, the one thing that spreads pathogens. Studies show that cleaning crews can miss 50% or more of pathogens in a room. This is not the fault of the person. The main reason for this is often time pressure and poor training from managers.
How UV-C Disinfection Can Help Fully Disinfect Surfaces.
To fully ensure proper disinfection of rooms within hospitals, healthcare facilities, hotels, cruise ships and offices is to implement an autonomous UV-C disinfection cobot. The T-1000 Disinfection cobot emits UV-C light, which destroys a pathogens ability to spread by destroying its genetic makeup, reduces Healthcare acquired infection and site infection. The T-1000 is a simple added after the cleaning crew has finished and hits the unintentionally missed or not thoroughly disinfected areas. The T-1000 has the power to deactivate all know pathogens, and most importantly at this moment in time, SARS CoV 2 (COVID-19).
Contact us today to find out more about the T-1000 and how it can help you disinfect today.