PathoSans Hospital Grade Disinfectant and All-Purpose Cleaner
Healthcare facilities can clean to a high level of health and safety using PathoSans hospital grade disinfectant and all-purpose cleaner. Cleaning is critical to creating a positive patient experience and improving patient and worker safety. PathoSans on-site generation systems create electrochemically-activated (ECA) solutions that clean and sanitize: PathoClean and PathoCide. Together, they kill 99.999% of microbes on a surface, helping reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
According to the CDC, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. A massive study released in 2014 surveyed 183 hospitals from geographically diverse areas. Of 11,282 patients, 452 suffered from 504 healthcare-associated infections. Researchers used their findings to estimate that, in 2011, 648,000 patients suffered from 721,800 healthcare–associated infections in U.S. acute care hospitals. Clostridium difficile was responsible for 12.1% of health care–associated infections and was the most commonly reported pathogen.
The Two-Step Process of Cleaning and Disinfecting
According to the CDC, cleaning and disinfecting must be a two-step process in order to be effective:
“Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.”
PathoClean Followed by PathoCide
When PathoClean is used to prepare the surface and PathoCide is used to disinfect it, tests have shown a greater than six-log reduction (the number of germs is 1,000,000 times smaller) in many dangerous pathogens: *
- C. difficile
- E. coli
*Testing protocol is based on ASTM E2111-00
“Log Reduction stands for a 10-fold (one decimal) or 90% reduction in numbers of live bacteria. Another way to look at it is: 1-Log Reduction would reduce the number of bacteria 90%. This means, for example, that 100 bacteria would be reduced to 10, or 10 reduced to 1.”
– Healthy Facilities Institute Log Reduction Fact Sheet