Patients and staff working in health care settings (health institutions, hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, ..) are particularly exposed to biological and chemical hazards.
The nosocomial infection risk is present in all acts of care and maintenance by the hospital staff, it is also transmitted to patients.
The pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi …) shall communicate to caregivers, and patients.
The risk of infection can also occur through direct contact with patients, including suffering from lung infections, ENT or skin.
Occupational diseases (latex allergies, eczema lesions or irritative dermatitis due to repeated use of disinfectants and detergents) are common in hospitals.
The Chemical Risk:
The formaldehyde used in disinfection of the operative blocks is a powerful respiratory and skin irritant. It is also suspected to be carcinogenic.
Health professionals can be exposed during chemotherapy with cytotoxic agents, irritants used for cold sterilization of medical equipment and surfaces (glutaraldehyde), anesthetic and hepatotoxic agents (halothane).
Patients may also be exposed to residual chemical pollutants from cleaning procedures.
Direct contact with persons with infectious diseases, in particular lung (tuberculosis, bronchitis, flu, …), and skin, as well as air contamination is the major risk in hospitals.
The most frequent hospital infections:
– Tuberculosis, aspergillosis.
– Diseases related to infectious agents, parasitic, or viral, as Enterobacteriaceae infections, human infections (staphylococcus, streptococcus pneumonia, meningitis, gonorrhoea), syphilis, herpes infections, scabies, viral keratoconjunctivitis.
– occupational infections by hepatitis viruses.
The most common occupational diseases hospital:
– Skin Diseases
Our Global Solution:
Applying CERTIBAC ® on the affected surfaces (doorknobs, tables, elevators, switches, toilets, …) destroy microorganisms to make naturally hygienic tactile elements without resorting constantly to the use of dangerous and expensive disinfectants .
The matrix CERTIBAC ® has a very closed structure preventing the penetration of liquids, acids and alkalis thus making it very easy to clean “Easy to Clean” (anti tags, anti tasks, anti acids); this matrix is resistant to abrasion and chemical attack.
Tactile surfaces are well protected chemically and biologically.