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Prophylaxis covering all surfaces.

Disinfection and cleaning of hospital surfaces.

Today, a maximum infection prevention is a must in all medical facilities and should meet the highest requirements, in order to protect staff and patients. Microorganisms can survive several months on surfaces, which is likely to lead to a contamination of other surfaces, e.g. due to contact with hands and skin. In order to prevent the transfer of microorganisms, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces is necessary.                                         

Survivability of relevant pathogens on surfaces

Bacteria

Pseudomonas aeruginosa up to 16 months

Bacteria

Escherichia coli up to 16 months

Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus incl. MRSA up to 7 months

Bacteria

Clostridium difficile (Spores) up to 5 months

Bacteria

Mycobacterium tuberculosis up to 4 months

Bacteria

Enterococcus spp. incl. VRE und VSE up to 4 months

Fungi

Candida albicans up to 4 months

Viruses

Norovirus up to 7 months

Viruses

Vacciniavirus up to 5 months

Viruses

Adenovirus up to 3 months

Viruses

HIV / HBV up to 7 days

Source: BMC Infectious Diseases 2006; 6:130: How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces?
A systematic review. (A. Kramer, I. Schwebke, G. Kampf)

The schülke hygiene circle

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The disinfection and cleaning of surfaces is a crucial part of the hygiene circle.

Apart from the disinfection of surfaces, the disinfection of hands, skin and instruments is also part of the hygiene circle.

Cleaning the surfaces includes the removal of dirt, dust and all other visible contaminations – however, it is not a sufficient measure to minimise infection risks.

In contrast to that, disinfection works extremely well preventing the spread of germs on floors and other surfaces, counteracting cross-contamination
and reducing the number of pathogenic germs by as much as 99.999 %.

 
 
 

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Surface disinfection in the schülkeChannel.

Surface disinfection in the schülke channel.

The schülke surface concept

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