Bacteria in Surgery Scrub Rooms

PROTECT PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS Water: Source and Vector of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) Infection risk in operating rooms and scrub rooms can be reduced by using AquaMedix inline and CleanSpray® POU filters. In all critical care units of hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, particularly operating room scrub rooms, keeping water free of potentially pathogenic…

Carbon Filters: “Serious” Contamination Risk Factor

Ice Machines Identified as Source of Infectious Bacteria Ice machines, commonly used in hospitals, clinics, restaurants and hotels, pose health risks. A series of scientific studies identified ice machines as a source of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas (causative bacteria for Legionnaires Disease and Pneumonia, respectively.) More than twenty years ago, a Legionnaire’s…

CDC: URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Acinetobacter Acinetobacter is a bacteria found in potable water.  This bacteria can cause pneumonia, wound infections, blood and urinary tract infections. These infections tend to occur in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, according to the CDC’s 2019 Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report. The CDC report summarizes the current threat level as “Urgent”. In 2017,…

Potentially Dangerous Bacteria Like Pseudomonas Lurk in Municipal Water Supplies

Bacterial infections due to Pseudomonas continue to cause deaths of newborn infants, children and adults. Infant Deaths In October, three infants died and five others became seriously ill from a Pseudomonas infection at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. A New York Times article on the Pennsylvania hospital outbreak quoted…