Human Healthcare- Infection Control
It is vital to incorporate effective infection control programmes in a medical environment in order to minimise the risk of cross-infections to patients, staff and visitors. Such programmes will reduce the incidence of mortality and morbidity associated with nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections.
This is obviously an ethical necessity, but an effective programme will also reduce the costs to a medical institution, and free up beds that are otherwise occupied by a patient who has acquired a nosocomial infection.
The UK National Audit Office advises that 9% of hospital patients acquire a nosocomial infection. This is equivalent to 100,000 infections per year. Of the 10,000 European patients in intensive care, 45% contracted a nosocomial infection.
If the cost of an Infection Control Programme = €300,000 (250 bed hospital with 8,000 admissions)Nosocomial infections average an extra 4 hospital days per infection. At an extra cost of €750/day, the total cost = €3000 per infection.
Assuming 9% nosocomial infections, there are 720 infections each year at a total cost of €2,160,000 The break-even cost/saving occurs at 100 infections per year.
An effective infection control programme will include surveillance activities, control procedures and best practices. Validated disinfection procedures are an integral part of any programme of infection.
The advantages of Medentech tablet disinfectants.
Klorsept® & Klorkleen® have independently proven efficacy as a high level broad spectrum disinfectant in critical care environments . Medentech maintains a very large library of independent studies and reports that are made available to customers.
- Residual killing power
Klorsept® & Klorkleen® go on killing germs after application. It helps prevent surfaces becoming re-infected immediately.
- Shelf –life
Klorsept® lasts three years in a tub or five years in strip form. When diluted in water Klorsept retains its power significantly longer than other disinfectants. Klorkleen has a two year shelf life.
Tablets are small and light. They save you transport space, storage space and weight. You can hold enough tablets to make 1000lt of disinfectant in the palm of your hand.
Klorsept® & Klorkleen® are non hazardous. They will not spill or burn as bleach does.
- Simple to use & exact.
- Just add one tablet to 5lt of water and you’re done. (Watch them fizz). Liquid concentrates on the other hand are difficult to measure and may be over or (worse still) under dosed.
Klorsept® & Klorkleen® offer you a high margin, high value product.
- Technical back up
You do not need to be an expert in disinfection. Medentech will provide you with all the technical knowledge required. A free response service for hospitals with particular disinfection problems or questions is also provided.
Medentech tablets are used in hospitals throughout the world. Tablets are supplied to firms such as Johnson & Johnson and The Bayer Group.
Medentech is a GMP producer with ISO9001:2008 certification. Manufacture takes place in a state of the art pharmaceutical standard factory. Raw materials are of the highest standard with the active ingredients being U.S. EPA registered. The hospital disinfectant tablet Klorkleen® is also U.S. EPA registered.