First and Only Antimicrobial Scale Now Available!
Did you know…
Healthcare Associated Infections cost the medical industry more than $45 billion annually. Healthcare associated infections have become one of the leading causes of death in the US. Every 5 minutes in America someone dies from a Healthcare associated infection. Keep reading to learn how an antimicrobial scale can help.
Infection prevention and fall prevention are two serious issues in the healthcare industry and we now offer a solution that will help reduce incidents related to patient weighing.
All healthcare facilities are constantly exposed to bacteria and contagions which make them the perfect transfer sites. This increases exposure to patients and staff. Surfaces such as handrails and door handles are breeding grounds for these germs and viruses. A new priority but major challenge for medical facilities is protecting incoming and outgoing patients against Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).
A new technology being used in medical facilities is special powder coatings on doors and rails. Health o meter decided to develop the first antimicrobial scale using these coatings. DuPont Alesta developed a powder coating that is treated with silver ionic technology, which is known to inhibit the growth of microbes. The technology behind this involves Silver, which is a naturally occurring element proven effective at suppressing growth of many different microbes. Silver is a registered pesticide with the EPA. The EPA states that pesticides are substances used to prevent, destroy or repel any pests ranging from insects to bacteria or viruses. Silver exhibits low toxicity for humans which is why contact is safe.
The Health o meter 3001KL scale uses this new antimicrobial powder coating surface technology in order to suppress the growth of bacteria and reduce cross contamination between patient uses. The moisture from human contact causes silver ions embedded in the coating to be released. These silver ions will cause interference with contaminated cell membranes by inhibiting respiration and growth. Another feature that the 3001KL provides is a sturdy handrail and a low profile platform. These two features help prevent falls which is important to healthcare professionals due to increasing costs associated with poor patient safety.
Antimicrobial Scale Features and Specifications
- “Live” Handrail technology
- Low Profile Platform
- Convenient Transport Handle
- 1,000 lb / 454 kg x 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
- 22″ x 15.75″ platform
Please call 1-800-964-1535 to find out pricing or information on medical scales.
For more information on Alesta Powder Coatings, please visit http://www.homscales.com/sites/default/files/DuPont_Alesta_AM_Brochure.pdf
Catastrophic Care by David Goldhill, Random House; Scott, D., Centers for Disease Control, (2009) The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention ; http://ortoday.com/digital-edition-january-2014/; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm