Bacoban leads the drive to achieve quality improvement by implementing high standards of cleaning and disinfection.
is certified as a Class 2A Medical Device. It is safe to be used effectively in hospitals, doctor and dental surgeries.
Hospital Acquired Infections
In the UAE, prevention of HAIs is at the heart of patient safety. The drive to achieve quality improvement lies in a number of measures, one of them being implementing high standards of cleaning and disinfection. The potential for infection from hospitals is a major issue for hospital and practice managers. Good practice dictates that hospitals work towards a reduction in the number of patients who become ill from germs picked up during a hospital stay, as well as safeguarding hospital staff. One of the largest concerns in medical environments is cross-infection.
While many infections are not directly transmitted to patients from the surfaces, it is these surfaces that come into contact with the hands of hospital staff. Infrequent hand washing compliance rates contributes to the problem. Therefore regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in healthcare facilities is critical to controlling surface contact to transmission infections.
Bacoban‘s multifunctional formula has been certified as a medical grade 2A device that offers advanced cleaning and disinfection capability. Clinically proven to eliminate pathogens within minutes. After the disinfectant dries, Bacoban forms an ultra-thin layer that stores antipathogen agents that are slowly released to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi in the event of recontamination or resettlement for up to 10 days.
Cleaning is reduced by 50% as an easy- to-clean surface is established by Bacoban’s ultra-thin layer making it harder for microbes and dust to clean to the surface.
Independently tested by the leading Fresenius Institute and the SGS Institute in Hamburg, Bacoban has been certified to kill pathogens rapidly with little residual effects. An experimental study was carried out by University Hospital Strasbourg proving Bacoban’s effectiveness in fighting nosocomial infections.
Bacoban is effective against numerous pathogens including:
Viruses: Ebola, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Influenza, Herpes and BVDV.
Bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, ( one of the main species causing infections that originate from within the hospital environment due to its ability to withstand dryness for long periods of time and form infection colonies that are likely to contaminate healthcare providers’ hands and patients directly.) Staphylococcus aureus is also the most common cause of staph infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the drug-resistant infection that is a growing problem in hospitals. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, (ability to spread easily particularly when treating patients suffering from cystic fibrosis who may become contaminated by their environment), Escherichia Coli.
Fungi: Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans.
*While Bacoban offers proven anti-pathogen protection, it is important to stress that regular and appropriate infection procedures should be maintained alongside.
Mobile equipment disinfection
One area that is often overlooked that presents a risk to patients and hospital staff is the proper disinfection of mobile equipment which plays a 50% fight against infections acquired while receiving treatment
Medical equipment, wheelchairs, IV poles, computers, workstations are all touched numerous times a day by patients, visitors and staff. Pathogens spread between individual and equipment, and bacteria spreads from one section of the hospital to another.
High contact surfaces in patient treatment areas need to be cleaned and disinfected frequently. The ease of cleaning is also clearly an important consideration for healthcare facilities since cleaning and disinfection needs to cover the range for medical equipment and highly sensitive care units including housekeeping surfaces such as doorknobs, bedrails, washing facilities and toilets in patients’ rooms.
Bacoban‘s biocompatible, water-based formulas makes it a user-friendly disinfectant suitable for all types of surfaces. Having been extensively tested and certified by a whole range of industry experts, Bacoban‘s advanced formula provides easy cleaning and disinfection for medical equipment and clinical contact surfaces that may be difficult to clean after patient treatment. The longterm effectiveness of Bacoban removes microbial contamination and prevents bacteria from recolonising disinfected areas.
Guidelines on Dental Infection Prevention and Safety
- Take action to stay healthy.
- Avoid contacting blood and body fluids.
- Limit the spread of contamination.
- Make objects safe for use.
DHA on Dental Infection Prevention
WHO on Healthcare
(Diagram source: ‘Guidelines on Dental Infection Prevention and Safety’ Dubai Health Authority)