CHICO, Calif., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Infection Prevention Products Inc. has announced today that Hospitals are causing infections by using Plastic Bags to store a patient's reusable respiratory device. This new information is based on studies previously applied to nursing homes and long term care facilities. The lab results and test studies prove that the common practice of storing a patient's reusable respiratory device in plastic bags is spreading pathogens and resulting in respiratory infections throughout possibly hundreds of hospitals in the U.S.
"The evidence is overwhelming, 'Plastic Bags cause Infections in Healthcare,'" says R. Scott Hatfield, President and CEO of Infection Prevention Products Inc. Hatfield continues, "Study after study shows that bacteria survive and thrive in and on polyethylene plastic longer than any other surface and yet ironically plastic bags are the most common way for storing a patients reusable respiratory device (Nebulizers and Nasal Cannula) in nearly all nursing homes across the U.S. along with Hospitals that offer breathing treatments." There are approximately 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. with hundreds of thousands of patients. On average 100,000 people die each year in the U.S. from HAI (Hospital / Healthcare Acquired Illness). Details and updated information will be presented at the upcoming APIC 2017 44th annual conference in Portland Oregon 6/14/17 (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology / Booth #1611)
Hatfield suggests using a breathable moisture wicking pouch like the IP-Pouch ® (Patent Pending). "Invented by an Infection Control Nurse, it protects the items from dust, dirt and other contaminates and yet is extremely breathable and wicks out moisture which dries the contents quickly allowing bacteria to die naturally…"
For details see the following :
- Case Studies: http://www.ippmfg.com/infection-prevention-products.php
- California University Study: http://www.ippmfg.com/materials/CSUChicoStudy.pdf
- Journal of Clinical Microbiology: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC86187/
- Pub Med.GOV: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3944494/
- AMSUS: http://www.slideshare.net/veteransadvocate1/amsus-2013-annual-meeting
- Video: https://youtu.be/TpjsHr9blR8
- Video: https://youtu.be/c0BwN77uYtA
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SOURCE Infection Prevention Products Inc.