Kurin: The New Standard For Blood Culture Collection

Top 10 Infection Control Solution Companies - 2020

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) have been a significant challenge for hospitals and health systems for years now. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 25 patients has atleast one HAI at any given time. Thorough cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces such as beds, sheets, pillows, and more, are critical to effective infection control and prevention but traditional cleaning programs often fall short. This is where newer technologies, such as ultraviolet light and real-time locating systems, maceration, air sterilizers, and fogging machines are putting new teeth in the war on HAIs and helping hospitals increase room turnover time.

UV lights, for example, add a new level of disinfection above routine cleaning and sterilization and are often used in rooms following the discharge of patients with multidrug-resistant organisms to prevent transmission to an incoming patient. Producing a high-intensity UV light, which covers the entire disinfecting spectrum (UV-C), this energy then passes through the cell walls of bacteria, destroying nucleic acids and disrupting DNA, thus, killing or inactivating the microorganism, preventing its reproduction. Furthermore, since UV disinfection has no residual effect, it’s a great alternative for wards, especially if they’ve been closed for a deep clean.

In addition, there are also technologies such as real-time location systems to enhance hand hygiene, which is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection both inside and outside of the hospital. These systems integrate sensors with dispensers to detect usage. Besides, with the power to destroy several bacteria and viruses, fogging machines are particularly useful in large clinical settings, especially if there’s been an HCAI outbreak.

Highlighting these new developments in the infection control and prevention landscape, MD Tech Review has compiled a list of leading infection control solution providers that are at the top of their game. The enlisted organizations are transforming infection control and prevention at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.

We present to you MD Tech Review’s “Top 10 Infection Control Solution Providers – 2020.”

Top Infection Control Solution Companies

Air Innovations is a global leader who designs and manufactures IsolationAir, an environmental process control system for a wide range of applications that can't be addressed with standard HVAC equipment. IsolationAir is a portable contamination control device that caters to a wide range of healthcare institutions, including hospitals, extended care facilities, emergency preparedness centers, dental offices, off-site surge space, and even more. The robust AIIR solution completely isolates a space from the central air conditioning system, regulates room pressure, and maintains a cleanroom environment within the room

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Airpura Industries addresses a range of indoor air quality issues and purifies the air with its unique air purifiers with a three-level filtration mechanism.Airpura air purifiers support 360-degree air distribution, cleaning spaces of up to 2000 square feet. When air from the surrounding area enters the air purifier, HEPA filter traps 99.7 percent of pathogens and other airborne particles suspended in the air. The UV germicidal lamp forms an added level of protection, which most other air purifiers don’t offer. The trapped virus is irradiated by the UV light, which destroys the DNA of the virus, rendering it completely sterile

www.airpura.com

The effective management of logistics is vitally important in the health care industry. Efficient storage and transport practices can help to reduce the efforts required to address these issues and redirect the resources to patient care. During its more than 50 years of service, Belintra has gained extensive experience in logistics and is an expert in the field

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GermBlast, a premier infection prevention solution provider, helps businesses, healthcare facilities, schools, homes, and more with its safe, environmentally-friendly, and powerful disinfection service. With a mission to eradicate illness from everyday life, the company is dedicated to creating safe environments that can enhance people’s health and not risk it. The company follows a multifaceted approach to clean and disinfect the hospital environment and also provide healthcare institutions with a software program. With the software, hospitals derive insights into the efficacy of their staff in cleaning and disinfecting the surroundings on a daily basis

www.germblast.com

The company delivers a holistic infection control solution, the HealthySole® Plus, which employs proprietary high-output plasma stable UVC lamps and patented Plastic Encapsulation Technology, to deliver germicidally-effective UVC light to the soles of healthcare provider footwear. With just an 8-second exposure to the soles of footwear, the HealthySole PLUS has been clinically proven to effectively combat bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores on shoe soles and decrease the overall microbial load in the care environment. By reducing the pathogen load in the care environment, the HealthySole PLUS can help reduce the risk of the aerosolizing, migration, and transfer of infectious pathogens that heighten the possibilities of HAIs

www.healthysole.com

Kurin a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce contaminated blood cultures. Kurin was designed to be extremely simple. It is integrated into a commonly used butterfly set, so those people drawing cultures are not learning anything new. Instead of a mechanical device where an action is taken to collect the blood, this device uses the patient’s blood pressure to fill a side channel with the initial blood and contaminants that are often in that skin plug. When a vacuum source, like a blood culture bottle, is attached, the blood from the vein then flows through an adjoining channel into the blood culture bottle

www.kurin.com

PURO Lighting’s products have taken proven UV light disinfection technology to the next level by making it more powerful, more affordable and most importantly, smaller and easier to utilize. PURO Lighting offers powerful and efficient UV light-based disinfection solutions that can be easily installed and automated to disinfect spaces wherever people gather. Importantly, two very recent independent studies have shown that PURO Lighting’s solution has effectively inactivated 99.99% of live SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus.)

purolighting.com

Centrak

Centrak

CenTrak improves healthcare operational workflow and the quality of patient care via the industry’s most robust and scalable Enterprise Location Services offering. With a unique combination of technology and the largest selection of tags for all types of patient care environments, CenTrak enables healthcare facilities to maximize the ROI from their Real-Time Location System (RTLS) platform. It’s more than just a hospital tracking system – it provides actionable location and condition data across the entire healthcare enterprise

STARC Systems

STARC Systems

STARC Systems is the premier, market-leading temporary containment solution provider, offering modular temporary containment barriers for isolation and renovation purposes.The company offers two premier temporary containment solutions—RealWall and LiteBarrier. RealWall, the initial solution,provides the appearance and stability of a realwall built with a rugged three-layered system with a galvanized steel back, foam corecenter reducing the renovation noise, and a white-painted aluminum front. LiteBarrieris a lighter weight solution, an exceptionally durable temporary barrier solution supporting frequent reconfigurations. Users can configure the solution quickly and efficiently and reconfigure as many times as they need

TOMI Environmental Solutions

TOMI Environmental Solutions

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. is a global bacteria decontamination and infectious disease control company, providing environmental solutions for indoor surface decontamination through the manufacturing, sales and licensing of its SteraMist brand products. SteraMist is an EPA registered sole active ingredient 7.8% hydrogen peroxide-based product line that uses Binary Ionization Technology (BIT)