Hospitals by their very nature are very busy public places. Patients, staff and visitors are constantly in direct contact with each other and with the hospital environment. Contaminants can be transferred directly between individuals and via the surfaces touched. We cannot always control the passage of people through our hospitals but we can control the cleanliness. Effective cleaning is important in preventing the transfer of infections.
The cleaning performance should be monitored routinely to ensure it is carried out thoroughly. The Hygiena SystemSURE ATP monitoring device is a powerful tool when monitoring cleanliness and cleaning regimes. The SystemSURE will give immediate feedback on how effective cleaning has been and is a valuable tool to monitor and further improve cleaning procedures in many areas within hospitals.
ATP monitoring is in widespread use within the United Kingdom and United States, where the devices are used to both monitor and audit ward hygiene, as detection tools for Infection Control and CSSD departments and as part of deep clean validate by nursing staff.
Health Exec TV shows a case study from NHS North Tees and Hartlepool Hospital Trust in the UK. The Director of Operation and his staff show how and where the system is being used to improve cleanliness and reduce infection rates.
Hygiena International's expert, Rachel Scott also demonstrates how Hygiena's ATP monitoring system could aid infection control in hospitals on NHS247 TV in their documentary series Tackling MRSA.