Floor Hygiene in Hospitals, Assisted Living

Green Science Solutions Introduces New Device for Stopping the Spread of Pathogens via Floors

Surfaces that are frequently touched are recognized for the role they play in the potential spread of harmful pathogens that can make us sick. Path03Gen Solutions put together a white paper about the spread of germs, particularly concerned with C. difficile and Health Associated Infections (HAIs).

Floors are typically considered non-critical surfaces, as they are generally not touched by hands. Due to this, they get little attention in environmental hygiene programs in hospitals. However, this neglect in hygiene protocol might be the perfect gateway germs need to spread.

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A healthcare professional stands on the UVZone shoe sanitizing station to disinfect their shoes.

Several studies are being conducted on the impact of portable UV-C units on floor bacteria levels

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A doctor is using the UVZone shoe sanitizing station before entering the operating room.

To access the complete whitepaper, complete this brief form to download.

CDC: No Recommendations for Floor Hygiene

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) views floors as non-critical in contributing to patient infections (Rutala, 2008). Consistent with other CDC guidelines (Rutala 2008), daily disinfection of floors is not recommended. The CDC “Management of the Multi-drug Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006” (Siegel, 2006,) contains no recommendations for floor hygiene. The CDC says the focus should be on hand-contact surfaces.

What can be done to improve floor sanitization?

The UVZone shoe sanitizing station is the first and only Ozone + UVC disinfection technology. The device eliminates up to 99.999% of the most harmful pathogenic microorganisms including:

  • Coronavirus
  • C diff
  • MRSA
  • E. Coli
  • Candida auris

UVZone SSS Effectiveness

The UVZone Shoe Sanitizing Station is, on average, 110 times more effective than UVC light alone, and as much as 346 times more effective for certain pathogenic microorganisms studied. It’s easy to use any footwear and plugs into a 120v standard outlet.

Many long-term care and assisted living facilities have incorporated the Shoe Sanitizing Station with strong results. The President of Solera Senior Living, Jamie Ranzan says the UV Shoe Sanitizing Station is enhancing safety and quality of life there.

“By addressing potential floor contamination with the UVZone, our residents, staff, and visitors can be confident they are protected from disease-causing microbes. It’s a visible sign of safety and it’s so easy to use.”
- Ranzan

The UVZone Shoe Sanitizing Station is quick and efficient offering long-term care facilities, hospitals, and senior assisted living communities the extra protection they need to keep their patients safe.

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