Keeping things clean in healthcare facilities is often taken for granted.
There’s clean. And there’s the level of cleanliness needed to fight the battle against healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
The battle against HAIs and MDROs
As professionals know, the importance of cleanliness and infection prevention is increasing with rapidly developing multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs). Studies estimate that MDRO infections have increased direct costs to society by between 30% – 100%. For example, the extra cost of a single MRSA infection compared with a methicillin-sensitive S. aureus infection is estimated to range from $3,000 to $25,000.