Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) are often caused by water distribution systems in hospitals that fail to minimize the presence of pathogens. Pathogens from tap water can also put patients at risk by contaminating cleaning solutions.
Patients within health-care facilities are susceptible to infections due to open wounds, invasive devices, and compromised immune systems. To reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections from tap water, many hospitals have chosen to further disinfect their water supply at the point of entry.
It is particularly important to properly disinfect new plumbing, because plumbers do not work under sterile conditions. Neither pipes nor fixtures come in sterile packaging.
Proper disinfection has a lasting effect. This is the work Osorno did at the Alberta Children's Hospital 10 years ago; after 10 years, there has still been no instance of re-contamination.
Call Osorno today for a no-cost preliminary assessment of potential problems and treatment options for your water distribution system.
You can also request a water quality review at no cost.
A variety of micro-organisms flow through water distribution systems in health-care facilities. These micro-organisms can even contaminate cleaning supplies and antiseptic solutions. Patients in health-care facilities are more susceptible to infections due to open wounds, invasive devices and compromised immune systems.
Read our white paper to discover our experts’ advice on how to solve this serious problem.
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