MRSA – A serious threat

MRSA – A continuous and serious threat to Healthcare Facilities & Communities   Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is bacteria that causes infections in different parts of the body. MRSA has mutated in the past 50 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three people carry some type of staph bacteria and two in 100 people carry MRSA.   MRSA is resistant to many of the antibiotics used today, making it difficult to treat. For most people having a strong immune system, this may not a problem. But if you…Read more

Healthcare Waste Management – Risks & Mitigations

The waste produced in the process of healthcare activities contains a higher number of potential infections and injuries than any other type of waste. The term healthcare waste includes all types of waste being produced within healthcare facilities (HCFs) including wards, emergencies, operation theaters, laboratories, and research centers, etc. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) between 75% and 90% of the waste produced by HCFs is comparable to domestic waste and is usually called “non-hazardous” or “general healthcare waste”. It comes mostly from the administrative, kitchen, and housekeeping functions at HCFs and…Read more

How contaminated is your Toothbrush ?

Do you know you may get infected using your toothbrush? Oral health is critical and contributes to your body's health and quality of life. Slight negligence towards your oral hygiene may ultimately have detrimental effects on your physical and mental health. Our teeth extensively contribute to chewing food and get exposed to various environmental factors (brushing frequencies, fluoride levels in the water, etc.). Hence, they require appropriate care & treatment throughout life to function properly. Various dental and oral diseases including periodontitis, dental caries, gingivitis, and oral cancer may be prevented just by avoiding…Read more

Be careful…

- Coronavirus is more stable on plastic and stainless steel. - NIH study found that the Coronavirus survives for longer up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces. - A study published in lancet reported Coronavirus to survive on plastic and stainless steel for even upto 7 days. Fear is even spreading faster than the disastrous virus as COVID-19 has crashed the economies and killed millions worldwide. It’s not strange now to see people disinfecting commonly encountered surfaces. Our various everyday products and surfaces are made of plastics or steel usually; that…Read more

Have you ordered for CORONAVIRUS?

Coronavirus can sustain on plastic surfaces for 2-3 days - Is your delivery boy following necessary recommendations to avoid Coronavirus transmission? - Reuters reported that delivery drivers for several companies say their jam-packed routes don’t allow them to follow recommended safety procedures, like stopping to wash their hands [1]. - One driver for Uber and Postmates who showed symptoms of COVID-19 said he couldn’t qualify for paid sick leave without a confirmed diagnosis, but due to the testing shortage getting one proved impossible. He continued to work, Reuters reported [1]. What will happen…Read more

A Potential Threat, Often Ignored

Your facemask is not protecting you completely; Viruses & Bacteria are still retained on its outer surface, causing a potential threat of transmission Pathogens on the outer surface of the masks may cause self-contamination. Coronavirus, Adenovirus, bocavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus were most commonly isolated. A hospital study demonstrated highest bacterial and fungal contamination on outside of the used mask. Staphylococcus spp. and Aspergillus spp were the predominant species found on the facemask surface. Why do you wear a facemask? An obvious intention is to protect from viruses and bacteria. Are…Read more

Oral Hygiene – Protector® Antibacterial Toothbrushes

Tooth bushing is vital for Oral Hygiene and good dental practices are imperative to keep teeth healthy and in fettle state. However, toothbrushes can get contaminated by Viruses, Bacteria and Microbes, not only form oral cavity of the user, but also by the environment in which toothbrushes are kept such as enclosed in plastic cover, placed in a shared brush holder. Moist environment of the washroom is an ideal place for bacteria to grow and flushing of toilet while uncovered add more and more bacteria & microbes in the washroom environment. Various studies…Read more

Protector® Antimicrobial Face Masks

An Effective Line of Defense against Viruses (Coronavirus), Bacteria & MicrobesFace masks are intended to be used by medical personnel, patients and general public for the protection against microorganisms, dust particles and fluids. Facemasks are definitely good choice to minimize the exposure to microorganisms and dust particles present in the environment; however, in certain conditions facemask may promote microbial buildup and thus spread infections. Specifically, in current pandemic face masks have become part of our daily life to keep ourselves protected from Coronavirus, however; choosing the right face mask is quite important. Protector® Antimicrobial…Read more

WHY ORAL HYGIENE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT???

Oral Diseases May Contribute To Various Systemic Diseases Dental health is critical and sympathetically contribute to your body health and quality of life. Slight negligence towards your oral hygiene may ultimately have detrimental effects on your physical and mental health.  According to Global Burden of Disease Study;more than 3.9 billion people are affected by oral diseases around the world with dental caries or tooth decay being most chronic and a great health challenge; prevalent in approximately half of the world’s population. Our teeth extensively contribute towards chewing food and get exposed to various…Read more

“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