Diversey Care VeriClean™ Program prevents the spread of infection

Supplier: Diversey Australia
18 September, 2014

With over 200,000 Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) experienced by patients in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year, HAIs are the most common complication affecting patients.

Infection prevention and control is fundamental to promoting optimum patient safety in acute healthcare facilities.

Recent studies demonstrated environmental surfaces have been show to play a role in the transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens. This occurs either via direct transmission or through contaminated hands of healthcare personnel.

Multiple studies have shown that high-touch surfaces, such as bed rails, over bed tables, and other surfaces in the near patient environment, play a role in the transmission of pathogens to susceptible patients. Annually, it is estimated that 1.7 million patients in the US acquire a Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), resulting in increased hospitalizations, longer stay, 99,000 deaths, and additional costs of up to $40 billion.

Diversey Care's Infection Prevention Program consisting of VeriClean™, an evidence-based approach to improve the cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces, OxivirTb®, a TGA registered  one step Hospital Grade Disinfectant Cleaner with Accelerated Hydrogen peroxide technology and Jonmaster microfibre cleaning system - three innovations from Diversey Care to help Healthcare facilities deliver improved cleaning outcomes and reduce the risk of the environment in the transmission of HAIs.