Unpleasant odor and mrsa infections in nursing facilities airodoctor titanium uv led air pur

Nursing homes and health care facilities are very important to society in many countries and are an integral part of care for the elderly, the disabled and the sick. Significant care services are provided by home health care, senior care and intensive/respiratory care. Complex clinical pictures require increasing long-term care. This is often associated with incontinence problems as well as MRSA infections (mostly after hospitalization). We present the challenges and the solutions that exist.

Hygienic challenges in dealing with incontinence in nursing care

Incontinence: involuntary leakage of urine and/or stool

Unpleasant odor arises in temporal connection with excretions, moisture accumulation (bed and body linen as well as incontinence material) and ambient heat. In unfavorable conditions, the factors form the ideal breeding ground for decomposing germs, which release ammonia odors. In addition, an altered sense of thirst arises in predominantly senior citizens. Severely ill patients often have a concentrated urine with a concentrated odor. Further, diarrhea and vomiting are common symptoms of many chronic conditions in long-term care and create equally unpleasant odors.

– If the above-mentioned factors of time, excretion and ambient heat are combined with non-compliance (failure to comply with or refusal of nursing measures) by the client in basic care, odors cannot be controlled promptly. – Incontinence problems require special nursing and hygienic measures from staff and management. – Room sprays and surface disinfection sprays are a poor alternative for eliminating odors. In combination with ammonia and artificial fragrances they do not achieve the desired goal of neutralization . Air fresheners" continue to have an effect and other aerosols in continuous use adversely affect the immune and respiratory systems of staff and clients.

The calling card of a facility is defined u.a. also by odors in residents' rooms, common areas, dining rooms and residential corridors. Visitors, potential applicants with their relatives or potential new employees selectively perceive the living situation of clients in this way, sometimes do not know the background information and an uneasy feeling arises.

Hygienic challenges with MRSA infections

MRSA: is an infectious disease with bacterial colonization (often staphylococci) on the skin and mucous membranes of the affected person. These infections are detectable in the nasopharynx, in wounds and on apparently healthy skin by laboratory tests.

– Transmission occurs through droplet and smear infection u.a. from person to person and through contaminated objects which have come into contact with the person concerned. For example, linen, door handles, nursing utensils, waste of all kinds must be cleaned and disposed of separately. Caregivers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling patients in accordance with the Infection Protection Act. – For people with an immunocompromised general condition z.B. after serious illnesses or operations and in chronic diseases, these infections trigger wound healing disorders, sepsis, pneumonia u.a. from. – The choice of therapy-relevant antibiotics is smaller than without this germ colonization, because these germs are immune to most antibiotics (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus = MRSA).

With AiroDoctor air purifier effective against odors and airborne germs

Professional air sterilizers filter and decompose all airborne contaminant particles using UV photocatalysis technology. This includes both bacilli and viruses, which move in the form of aerosols in the room air and remain active for several hours, as well as gases and odors, which quickly lead to odor pollution, especially in closed rooms. The AiroDoctorⓇ WAD-M20 cleans 99.9% of the air in closed rooms within a very short time and is suitable for both patient rooms and common areas with a floor area of up to 200 square meters.

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