Airborne pathogens spread infection through inhalation and
surface contamination. Augment your surface and hand hygiene
protocols with 24/7 air dis-infection.
THE FUTURE OF INFECTION CONTROL IS LOOKING UP
The HAI Problem Isn’t Going Away
Nosocomial infection is a serious and widespread problem with an estimated 1 in 10 patients acquiring an infection during a hospital stay. In Europe alone, healthcare acquired infections lead to 16 million additional days of hospital stay and €7 billion in direct costs.
Healthcare Acquired Infections by the Numbers
from the World Health Organization
of patients are affected by HAIs worldwide annually
in developing countries will acquire a surgical site infection
in high-income countries will acquire at least one HAI
for newborns in developing countries
What’s in the air?
Humans spend between 80–95% of their lives inside inhaling more than 10 m3 of indoor air every day. Indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outside air – teeming with volatile organic compounds and microorganisms that contain or attach to viruses, bacteria, fungal spores, and pollen. Exposure to these pollutants can lead to infectious disease, asthma, allergies, headaches and irritation.
WHY DIS-INFECT THE AIR
Cleaner Air = Cleaner Hands & Surfaces
Infectious aerosols can be extremely small (<5 μm) and remain suspended and viable in the air stream over long periods of time, resulting in a high risk of airborne infection. Larger infectious particles drop from the air to contaminate surfaces and hands.