SELFCLEAN / Goldshield®’s unique antimicrobial barrier technology provides unrivalled cleaning and disinfection armoury in the fight against infection and potential outbreaks.
In a world where we are fighting a losing battle against more resistant bacteria and viruses, the need for new technology to clean and disinfect our hospital environments has never been greater.
In recent years hospitals have recognised the importance and the role of the immediate clinical environment in the potential transmission of nosocomial pathogens. Whilst the aesthetic appearance in cleanliness of the hospital is important to both patients and visitors it also needs to be microbiologically clean. Issues with the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria and organisms such as PVL MRSA that can also impair our own immune defense. Viruses such as Norovirus are also a constant problem in many trusts.
Routine cleaning in a hospital usually occurs once a day and can be carried out using microfiber or disposable cloths with either a neutral detergent or oxidising agents such as hypochlorite, which can damage surfaces and be associated with health and safety concerns. After a patient has had an infection the room is subjected to high level disinfection with hypochlorite or HPV (Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour) technology.
In a hospital there are many and varied areas such as wards, theatre's, augmented facilities where patients are immuno-suppressed, A&E departments and many more where cross-contamination/infection can occur with harmful and resistant pathogens. Therefore the hospital's infection prevention policy puts cleaning and disinfection in a high risk category in the part the process plays as an intervention in HCAI. Goldshield products can be used to clean and protect clinical areas.
“Cleaning alone does not kill potentially harmful microorganisms such as Norovirus the “winter vomiting” virus, which can strike at any time”
Most normal cleaning products do not contain any form of biocide relying on physical removal of soils and microorganisms as cleanliness is the main objective. Even if they do contain some form of biocide, none can compete with the long-lasting effect of using Goldshield® known as our long-lasting “residual protection”.