Big complications can come from small compromises

Monday, 3 June, 2019

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.

How seriously is this silent hazard taken in your facility? 

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.

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.

Made from thin, tough materials with a unique high-strength adhesive that seals the edges completely, this FDA approved, CE Marked and TGA listed solution has been validated by infection-prevention professionals.

Application is easy;

  • Identify the surface damage type and location
  • Select the best sized patch to cover the damage properly
  • Clean the area thoroughly and dry
  • Peel off the backing and seal the patch down completely to all edges
In less than a minute with the CleanPatch repair patches, you can have a safe, sealed result that conforms to the patient surface, appropriately restoring the integrity of the product, protecting the patient from harm and without compromising their comfort.

 

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