The fight against healthcare associated infections is multifaceted. So many factors to be considered when your a medical professional working with patients. How do you keep yourself safe as well as your patients and the public?

While studies focus on the importance of surfaces such as bed rails, IV poles and over-bed hospital tables, these objects make up just a small portion of the patient environment. Soft surface such as privacy curtains, bedding, furniture cushions, scrubs and lab coats can be a pool of potential pathogens.

Bacteria such as S. aureus and CA-MRSA can survive several days to months on fabrics.

In an article written by InfectionControlToday.com states that “the use of Antimicrobial Scrubs may reduce bacterial burden on healthcare worker apparel.” Combined with good hand hygiene it’s effective in reducing the burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on healthcare workers apparel and may potentially play a role in decreasing the risk of MRSA transmission to patients, according to a new study from Virginia commonwealth University researchers.

Previous findings have shown that hospital textiles may contribute to the transmission of pathogens through indirect contact via the hands of hospital staff and that antimicrobial textiles may reduce the bioburden.

We have developed a brand of scrubs and lab coats that uses a Fabric Technology that kills bacteria and viruses when pathogens come in contact with your uniform. We here at Prime Medical Apparel are passionate about joining the fight against HAIs and soft surface cross-contamination.

For more information, please visit www.PrimeMedical.com or  www.Saf-T-Scrubs.com.

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2012/01/study-suggests-use-of-antimicrobial-scrubs-may-reduce-bacterial-burden-on-healthcare-worker-apparel.aspx