Innovations curbing healthcare facility infections

March 6, 2017

Innovations in lighting and antibacterial surfaces are curbing healthcare facility infections, according to an article on the Huffington Post website.

One service utilizes a form of disinfectant lighting that worls around the clock to reduce harmful microrganisms by as much as 99.9 percent.

Also, antibacterial push pads and pull handles can be fitted to doors in hospitals to try and halt the spread of infection. They are an extra layer of protection for the time between someone washing their hands and using a door.

The pads release a small amount of antibacterial solution via a micro-valved top sheet and self-disinfect themselves each time the door is opened. 

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