How Does BioProtect Protection Work?

The active ingredient in BioProtect polymerizes to all surfaces and is both colorless and odorless.

Think of BioProtect as a layer of electrically charged swords.  When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the quaternary amine sword punctures the cell membrane and the remnants are then electrocuted.

Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial does not lose it’s strength and the sword is now ready for the next cell to contact it.  (NOTE: Normal cleaning of the treated surfaces is necessary in order for the BioProtect   antimicrobials to continue their effectiveness.  Dirt buildup,  paint, dead microbes, etc. will cover the treatment prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.)

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MOBILE DEVICES MIGHT REQUIRE SPECIFIC INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES FOR SAFETY

MOBILE DEVICES MIGHT REQUIRE SPECIFIC INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES FOR SAFETY

More and more doctors rely on iPhones and iPads, but policies to ensure that the technologies don't spread infection are just beginning to be looked at more closely. Specific infection controls measures might be required for the threat. Do Cell Phones Spread Infections in Hospitals? at Healthline News digs deeper into the potential problems. Dr. Peter Papadakos, an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, likens cell phones to pocket-sized Trojan Horses traveling in and out of hospitals and between rooms, spreading germs in the process.

Among the conclusions of Mobile Phones in Hospital Settings: A Serious Threat to Infection Control Practices: Health professionals need to help raise awareness about the health risks of using an unclean cell phone: Patients and doctors alike should be educated by clear guidelines and advised on inpatient mobile phone etiquette, regular cleaning of phones and hand hygiene. Additionally, they should be advised not to share phones or similar equipment to prevent the transmission of bacteria. Everyone should keep their phones clean, but it's especially important for health care workers whose hygiene has a direct affect on patients' well-being.

Do mobile phones of patients, companions and visitors carry multi-drug-resistant hospital pathogens? A cross-sectional study conducted to determine bacterial colonization on the mobile phones (MPs) used by patients, patients' companions, visitors, and health care workers (HCWs) shows that patients' mobile phones have higher rates of pathogens and multi-drug pathogens compared with health care workers. The findings suggest that "mobile phones of patients, patients' companions, and visitors represent higher risk for nosocomial pathogen colonization than those of HCWs. Specific infection control measures may be required for this threat."


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