Both pressure reducing and soft vinyl patient surfaces are regularly damaged from daily wear and tear. Insignificant cuts, holes and abrasions are often found with studies showing that up to 48% of patient surfaces found in hospitals may be damaged. It is important to address this damage quickly, as a compromised surface cannot be properly cleaned by any disinfectant used in healthcare today.
Once a surface is damaged, fluids subtly seep through and the inner core can harbour dangerous pathogens, increasing the risk of HAI’s among patients. Thorough environmental cleaning is critical to prevent the transmission of infections. Replacing equipment such as mattresses, examination tables and comfort chairs is expensive and can result in the inconvenience of important products being condemned or taken out of service.
How seriously is this silent hazard taken in your facility?
Before CleanPatch, there was no safe solution for repairing damaged surfaces. It is common to find unauthorized and unproven repairs such as plaster and tapes, which has been independently tested and proven as ineffective and risky. Inspired by a nurse, this system was designed to repair damage quickly, easily and safely - for a fraction of the cost of equipment replacement. It is now being utilized as part of a surface inspection and repair program in thousands of healthcare facilities globally.