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The Challenge: Cleaning and Disinfecting in Healthcare and Educational Facilities

The Challenge: Health Care: Less than 50% of surfaces in patient care rooms are properly cleaned and disinfected. Evidence strongly suggests that cross contamination of bacterial microorganisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium, Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae New Delhi Metallo-Beta Lactamase and the following virus’ such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Avian Influenza Virus, Human Rotavirus, Hepatitus B Virus, Hepatitus C Virus, Duck Hepatitus B Virus, Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus, Norovirus, Canine Parvovirus, Rhinovirus Type 14, Rhinovirus Type 39 and Poliovirus Type 1 from environmental surfaces is directly related to patient infections. High-touch surfaces such as bed rails, bed surfaces, tables, fluid poles, doorknobs, and supply carts have all been identified as having the greatest potential for transmission of pathogens. Current cleaning/disinfecting methods and procedures are critical to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, yet, nearly 100,000 people will die this year directly attributable to HAI’s (Healthcare Acquired Infection). One out of every 25 patients who are admitted to a hospital will contract a preventable healthcare-acquired infection. HAI’s have a devastating impact on people’s lives, the national economy, hospital reputations and financial sustainability.

Reference material: http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/10/14/electrostatic-in-healthcare/

Education: Illness and infection impact where students learn. Schools lose money when a child is absent. At the same time, the school must still pay for teacher and staff salaries, operations, building maintenance, electricity, and all the other expenses involved with running the school. 48% of true school absences are caused by colds or flu. Germs are spread from one student to another. Each time a student touches a surface, millions of microorganisms are transmitted from the student to the surface. Likewise, when a student touches a surface, they collect microorganisms from everyone else who has touched that surface, or sneezed or coughed in nearby proximity. 

The Solution: Clorox Total 360 System

The revolutionary Clorox® Total 360 System is an electrostatic sprayer paired with Clorox® trusted solutions. It provides superior coverage through proven electrostatic technology and delivers Clorox® disinfectants and sanitizers onto hard-to-reach surfaces.

What is Electrostatic Spraying? Electrostatic spraying is a process for applying a liquid to a surface. The liquid is atomized into droplets, which are charged by the application of an electrical current as they exit the sprayer. When the charged droplets approach a surface, they induce an opposite charge on the surface. This attracts the charged droplets to the surface. The charged droplets also repel each other, preventing them from coalescing into larger droplets and allowing them to uniformly cover surfaces. Droplets can even be attracted to the backs of surfaces regardless of the direction of spray, enabling them to “wrap” around a range of surface types, such as curved surfaces. In this respect, electrostatic spraying can be considered an “active” application technology in that liquid droplets are attracted to surfaces. With normal or non-charged “passive” spraying, the coverage of surfaces is determined by the direction of spray and where the droplets fall based on the effect of gravity, and may result in uneven surface coverage. The electrostatic spraying process has long been used in agriculture for the efficient application of pesticides, especially the “hidden” undersides of leaves that pesticides applied using regular non-charged spray applications are unable to reach. The more uniform coverage of the fine electrostatically charged droplets also allows for better coverage of surfaces with less pesticide compared to application with a non-charged sprayer.

The Clorox® Total 360 System helps keep your facility healthier while also saving you time, money and labor. The Clorox® Total 360™ Disinfectant Cleaner has 20 organism claims: Kills cold and flu viruses, MRSA and norovirus in 2 minutes or less. It offers one-step disinfecting and eliminates odors. The Clorox Total 360 System is ideal for use in high risk areas such as: Hospitals and clinics, Nursing homes Schools, Day care facilities and Transportation.


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