Did You Know

Approximately 2 million patients contract Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) each year - 100,000 people die. 1 in 10 hospital patients contract HAI’s during their stay. cdc.gov and hospitalinfection.org

90% of the patient contact environment is made up of soft surfaces. Yet, soft surfaces are virtually ignored in today’s infection prevention practices infection control today www.infectioncontroltoday.com

Microorganisms such as bacteria can live on unprotected garments up to 56 days. source: american journal of infection control. www.ajicjournal.org

The Duke University study, funded by CDC, confirms that dangerous bacteria in patient rooms can end up on nurses’ scrub uniforms. Forbes

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