BacteriTab | Breaking down dangerous biofilm
Break down bacteria that grows in healthcare drain waste systems with Allied BioServices’ bactericidal tablets (BacteriTab) to reduce the impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Optimised for maximum efficacy
Seamless integration into existing sinks
BacteriTabs are placed within a Watermark Certified lockable sink basket. The basket integrates into existing sink drains and includes a lockable waste-top that can be easily opened when a BacteriTab needs to be replaced.
The basket is available in 40mm, 50mm and 90mm configurations to suit most hospital requirements.
A science-backed solution
A recent nature Scientific Reports journal article, highlighted how plumbing fixtures (such as sinks, toilets and showers) that patients, visitors, and healthcare personnel (HCP) use are ideal areas for pathogenic and opportunistic organisms to thrive.
Research demonstrates that plumbing fixtures play a role in outbreaks, many of which have involved gram-negative rods, such as Pseudomonas spp. and carbapenem-resistant (CRE) or extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing (ESBL) Enterobacteriaceae
The biofilm that forms between the s-bend waterline is a perfect breeding ground because usage of the plumbing fixtures provides a regular source of bacteria for biofilm to feed on.
A 2017 American Society for Microbiology journal research article modelled bacterial dispersion from hand-washing sink-trap reservoirs. The report demonstrated that sink drainpipes became populated with multidrug-resistant bacteria and then transfer from sinks and wastewater systems to infect health care workers and patients, which in turn causes HAIs.
As illustrated in the images below, their work found transmission involved biofilm growth from the lower pipe to the sink strainer and subsequent splatter to the bowl and surrounding area, rather than splatter directly from the water in the lower pipe. They also demonstrated that bacterial transmission could occur via connections in wastewater plumbing to neighbouring sinks.
The ability to break down the biofilm efficiently and effectively, as well as proactively address bacteria on the “splatter” zone surfaces can provide hospitals with another shield against HAIs.
Combining BacteriTab and SW2™
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