In a high traffic environment with thousands of shared touchpoints, it is crucial to guard against bacteria, viruses, COVID-19, and other superbugs. With Allied BioServices’ SW2™ infection control system, hospitals have never been so hygienic. Supported by multiple highly successful clinical trials, our long-lasting disinfectant is clinically proven to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAI) by 36%.
Utilising the latest infection control technologies, SW2™ forms a self-disinfecting barrier across all applied surfaces. Thanks to this breakthrough protective shield, there’s no better option for prioritising patient care and reducing the associated costs of hospital-acquired infections. Making surfaces biological clean, rather than merely visually clean.
The importance of hospital-acquired infection control
What makes Allied BioServices the best choice for COVID cleaning is that we take an innovative, science-led approach to everything we do. This ensures that your facility remains cleaned and sanitised for the long-term.
The key to Allied BioServices’ superior COVID cleaning services is that, after deep cleaning, our technicians apply SW2™ to all surfaces to keep your surfaces protected for the next three months.
SW2™ is a long-lasting antimicrobial coating that forms a protective barrier on hard and soft surfaces, which makes them hostile to germs, bacteria and COVID-19 for 15 weeks (105 days). This means that you can go back to normal (pre-COVID) cleaning practices and provide your employees and clients a safer space whilst saving your organisation time and money.
Choose a high-performing, long-lasting deep cleaning service that will give you enhanced protection from COVID-19, bacteria and pathogens for months.
SW2™ is suitable to use on most common surfaces:
What is a hospital-acquired infection, you might ask? Also called a healthcare-associated infection, it occurs when patients encounter bacteria, germs, and other pathogens during their treatment at a hospital. Examples of hospital-acquired infections include bloodstream, urinary tract and surgical site infections, hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and clostridium difficile infections.
At all times, but particularly in a post-COVID world, healthcare providers must be proactive in suppressing bioburdens, including bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and COVID-19, to mitigate the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
In a new ARIC journal published by Monash University, the authors estimated that 170,574 HAIs occur in adults admitted to public hospitals in Australia annually, resulting in 7,583 deaths, calling out that Healthcare associated infections are of significant burden in Australia. This would mean HAIs are the 5th highest cause of death in Australia – more than heart attacks and 5 times more than Motor Vehicle accidents.
According to AIHW, over the past 5 years hand hygiene compliance has been consistently improving, yet average HAI SABSI rates are still fluctuating between 0.74–0.71 cases per 10,000 patient days. Could environmental contamination of surfaces be a contributing factor?
There is now substantial data that shows up to 40% of HAIs are transferred via contaminated surfaces (fomite). The analysis of 177 medical journals found that several major pathogens are shed by patients and contaminate hospital surfaces at concentrations sufficient for transmission, survive for extended periods, persist despite attempts to disinfect them (because short-acting disinfectants cannot be left on the surface long enough) and can be transferred to the hands of healthcare workers.
The report found that evidence is accumulating that contaminated surfaces make an important contribution to the epidemic and endemic transmission of C. difficile, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and norovirus and that improved environmental decontamination can contribute to the control of outbreaks.
With increased healthcare fees for patients, hospitals and governments, extended hospital stays, potential re-admission, and in a worst-case scenario, death, the cost of hospital-acquired infections can’t be understated. Inadequate hospital cleaning and ineffective disinfectant products can lead to real ramifications for a hospital’s service delivery and patient care.
The prevention of hospital-acquired infections should be front and centre when it comes to safeguarding the health and welfare of your patients, employees, and other stakeholders. While many disinfecting products kill pathogens, surfaces are re-contaminated within minutes. With the specialised application of a long-lasting antimicrobial decontaminate like Allied BioServices’ SW2™ infection control system, you can ensure a more hygienic hospital and virtually eliminate the transmission of hospital-acquired infections from surfaces.
Our long-lasting surface coating provides continuous disinfecting action. In a study in the American Journal of Infection Control, a single application reduced the average bacterial count across all treated surfaces by more than 99% for two months and was still delivering a 98.5% hygiene improvement after 15 weeks.
In another study, published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal, treated hospital units experienced a 36% decline in hospital-acquired infections caused by antibiotic-resistant viruses, while the control group had no change, further demonstrating the effectiveness of SW2™ on hospital cleaning and infection control.
Next-generation hospital-acquired infection control
SW2™ disinfects like nothing on the market. Unlike regular hospital cleaning products, that need to be left wet on a surface for 5 to 10 minutes to be effective and even then, only provide momentary protection, a single application of SW2™ offers disinfecting action that lasts for 90+ Days. With only four treatments needed per annum, you can shield your patients from surface transmission of hospital-acquired infections for months, not minutes.
From air conditioning filters to reception counters, bed rails to door handles, computers to patient monitors, SW2™ is a hard-wearing protective polymer bonding to hard and soft surfaces and equipment and doesn’t come off even with regular cleaning. This antimicrobial coating creates a hostile environment for pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections.
SW2™ is a vital proactive tool for healthcare professionals to facilitate enhanced hygiene and guard against hospital-acquired infections 24 hours a day. With a non-toxic formula, SW2™ is safe to use in any ward or healthcare setting. It won’t release harsh chemical fumes and is completely odourless. The spray is non-corrosive so that it won’t erode or tarnish delicate surfaces like mobile tablet devices and medical equipment.
Secure your hospital today
COVID-19, viruses, and pathogens for months to come. If you need more information or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us find out how we can help you enhance your hospital infection control.