We know a layered approach to infection prevention is the most effective. You follow hand
hygiene protocols. You disinfect every hard surface. But when it comes to soft surface
linens, laundering alone isn’t enough to keep infection causing pathogens from hitching a ride on clean linens, scrubs and gowns, then spreading to patients and staff. Linens are hygienically clean after laundering, but are susceptible to contamination during transport, handling, storage, and use.
SilvaClean addresses a layer of infection prevention that is not currently addressed – soft surface contamination during use. SilvaClean infuses your linens with the antimicrobial
power of silver, right in the laundry rinse cycle, and empowers soft surfaces to continuously kill pathogens that come in contact with them while they are being handled, stored, transported, or used. SilvaClean holds the first ever public health claim for a residual laundry additive to reduce post-laundry contamination.
Fomites are materials that may be contaminated with and transmit, infectious organisms. In fact, 60% of hospital staff uniforms colonize bacteria, which can be transmitted from room to room.
hospitalized patients are infected by HAIs each year globally.
of clean linens are contaminated before even coming into contact with patients.
touchpoints between washing and patient use.
SilvaClean provides residual post-laundry activity against S. aureus after 6 hours of contact and K. pneumoniae after 3 hours of contact
Upgrading to SilvaClean treated linens is easy. There is no need for additional staff training or a change to your current linen inventory.
SilvaClean aids infection control programs.
Hear experts share how to improve the patient experience through soft surface antimicrobial protection.
Applied Silver’s Dr. Priya Balachandran and Infection Control expert Missy Travis, RN join C. diff Spores and More to discuss the role of cleaning and disinfection to prevent surface contamination leading to the transmission of infections.
“I think everyone would agree that contaminated privacy curtains, patient bed linen, and other soft surfaces contribute to patient infection risk. SilvaClean is a brilliant and easy to implement solution, adding sustained antimicrobial effect during the laundry cycle without changing workflow.”
“SilvaClean is an efficient and inexpensive addition to infection control programs. Helping reduce post laundry contamination with SilvaClean is the right thing to do.”
“The most innovative hospitals should be looking at SilvaClean to improve the patient bedside experience and the cleanliness of the patient environment.”