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16 Dec 2013

Fascia Graphics Supports the Fight Against Healthcare-Acquired Infections

Fascia Graphics Supports the Fight Against Healthcare-Acquired Infections

What are Healthcare-Acquired Infections?

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) including the ‘superbug’ MRSA, lung infections, bloodstream infections and wound infections are usually contracted as a result of healthcare interventions to treat other conditions. The risk of catching an HAI is increased through poor immune system, existing conditions such as diabetes and open wounds from surgery.

Fascia Graphics® have been manufacturing intelligent medical device products for over 18 years and are helping win the battle against HAIs.

So how can HAIs be prevented?

Harmful bacteria, fungi and mould (MRSA, E.coli, H1 N1 Virus, Salmonella, Legionella, Aspergillus) thrive on surfaces and fabrics in healthcare environments. In healthcare institutions it is mandatory practice to thoroughly clean hands before and after interacting with any patient and when entering and leaving the institution. Routine and terminal cleaning (involving complete surface sanitation) is also standard practise.

At Fascia Graphics we have taken the next step in effective surface sterilisation.

What we do in the fight against HAIs

We’ve been utilising anti-microbial materials (that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria) to produce Membrane Keypads, Labels and Graphic Overlays.

Research commissioned by the United States Environmental Protection Agency has shown that certain alloys used in these anti-microbial coatings can kill more than 99.9% of MRSA within 2 hours. Our keypads, labels and overlays are being used in hospitals, operating theatres, ambulances, care homes and other healthcare environments.

By using Fascia Graphics products, healthcare institutions are radically reducing the risk of harmful bacteria being transmitted through surfaces used by multiple staff members.   

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