“Mishandling of Infectious Waste Can Cause Infection Spread”

Healthcare waste mishandling issues are worldwide. Waste if not managed poorly can result in outbreak of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. Hospital waste has increased greatly in recent years, particularly hospitals now use more disposable items, such as syringes, cutlery, food trays, bed pans, etc. Hospitals waste can be categorized into medical, cytotoxic and general waste. The medical waste are solid waste produced in tremendous amount which is generated as a result of patient diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of humans or animals, in related research, and this waste is capable of producing infectious diseases.…Read more

Is Air Quality Safe to Inhale?

In healthcare setups, Healthcare Workers (HCWs) are at greater risk of getting infected from contaminated instruments or equipment and from the hospital environment. Patients and HCWs might present no sign and symptoms of diseases, but can be the carriers of chronic diseases or host to the potential infectious agents. The indoor air quality is an important aspect of the hospital environment and also a major factor in disease spread. Exposure to the indoor contaminations air such as allergies, asthma and respiratory diseases affects the healthcare personnel. The biological  aerosols  e.g., viruses, bacteria and…Read more

Contaminated Gloves Increase the Risk of HAIs Prevalence in Healthcare Set-ups

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have become increased concern in healthcare set ups such as hospitals and clinics. HAIs are the infections that develop during Patient’s course of stay at hospitals that were not present before the admission of patient. HAIs have escalated morbidity and mortality rates and have also prolonged the patient’s stay at hospitals which in turn has increased the cost of healthcare and treatments.  To overcome the spread of HAIs, Hand hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protocols such as washing of hands and wearing of gloves are globally emphasized by Centers…Read more

Protector® Providing Complete Antimicrobial Disposable Range to Reduce HAIs prevalence in Hospitals!!

Standard infection control practices are carried out in every hospital. Despite hospitals best efforts to minimize the infection rates, healthcare workers such as doctors, surgeons, dentists, clinical officers, and nurses are still contracting infections and diseases while dealing with the patients, resulting in increased cross-contamination rate among hospital staff. Moreover, hospital co-workers are more liable at spreading infections through direct contact and indirect contact with inanimate and animate objects. Health-care Associated Infections (HAIs) have become increased concern both in the developed and developing countries. Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are…Read more
How Contaminated Is Your Toothbrush…?

How Contaminated Is Your Toothbrush…?

Good dental practice is imperative for dental health. Despite the fact that toothbrushes clean and make our teeth shiny, they themselves can get contaminated and aid to promote the dental diseases. Generally, toothbrushes are kept in bathrooms which are favorite reservoirs of all the deadly microorganisms. Toothbrushes are exposed to the humid conditions in the bathrooms, which can harbor various pathogenic organisms. Numerous studies conducted states that toothbrushes mostly get contaminated by different species of micro-organisms such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Lactobacilli, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Escherichia coli and Candida. These microorganisms are thought to be…Read more

How Protector® Can Help You Build Microbes Free Hospital Building Infrastructure and Fixtures?

Hospitals take extra measures and follow strict protocol to control infections. This includes repetitive cleaning using various detergents and disinfectants. However, the risk of acquiring infections can never be eliminated completely, thus patients with low immunity are at higher risk to get Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Low-immunity patients can catch infections more easily from hospital surroundings. The hospital environment is not only confined to the air they breathe in, the beds they rest but also the operation theatres where critical surgeries are being performed, ICUs, CCUs, NICUs where critical patients are being given…Read more
How Hospital Floors are Disseminating Infections?

How Hospital Floors are Disseminating Infections?

For every hospital, infection prevention is a critical issue. Hospital facilities are most likely to disinfect high-touch surfaces on daily basis to prevent the infectious spread. However, when the medical devices and equipment’s touch the floor, they easily transfer the disease-causing bacteria to other high-touch surfaces and hands. In the past, floors in healthcare facilities were considered as non-critical surfaces. Non-critical surfaces are those that are not frequently touched by the hands of a patient or staff. They were assumed as low risk to no risk towards spreading healthcare-associated infection (HAIs). The non-critical…Read more
Does your Facemask prevent or promote diseases?

Does your Facemask prevent or promote diseases?

In past few years, air borne diseases are affecting a major part of population. The modern urban lifestyle and rapidly growing industries have polluted the environment. Air-pollution (smoke, smog, haze and allergens) is major threat to human health living in busy urban areas where they are continuously exposed to toxic elements and small particulate matters contributing to wide spread chronic respiratory diseases and heart diseases. Expansion of infra-structure and transport systems have made situations more critical. People are actually not only inhaling air but small dust particles, microorganisms and viruses which in turn…Read more
“CRE: Nightmare Bacteria”

“CRE: Nightmare Bacteria”

CRE, stands for carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae that include the strains of E.coli and Klebsiella resistant to the 4th generation drug carbapenem. Carbapenem is a class of antibiotics usually prescribed as last option when other antibiotics failed to work. These organisms are described as "nightmare bacteria" because they have developed resistant against all type of antibiotics and are associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity making them potentially dreadful. CRE infections on globe are on rise, especially among critically ill patients, patients hospitalized for prolong period, and other medical staff are exposed to invasive…Read more
Antibiotic Resistance: An Increased Concern Worldwide

Antibiotic Resistance: An Increased Concern Worldwide

Antimicrobial resistance has received infamy as one of the most concerned issue worldwide in the healthcare set-ups. The drug resistance is occurring in every part of the world, affecting the human body to overcome infections and diseases, as well as impairing most advances in health and medicine. Patients with antimicrobial resistant infections are hefty to cure and requires additional testing and expensive drugs for the treatment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “First Global Report on Antibiotic Resistance”, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC&P), the spread of “superbugs”…Read more
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