The so-called superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), became a media and political concern decades ago. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium commonly found on the skin of healthy people, where it usually remains harmless. However, in those people who are immuno-compromised, it can lead to infections that sometimes can be serious.
It’s also important to keep information visible, even in controlled spaces such as labs and operating rooms, but all items included in these areas should prevent cross-contamination.
Display patient data, staff schedules, or other important information using protected surfaces such as Antimicrobial Cork Boards or Antimicrobial Whiteboards.
Antimicrobial technology: an extra layer of protection
The healthcare facilities’ environment affects the patient's overall well-being just as the doctor’s or nurse’s hands do. As you enter a patient room in a hospital or the primary care physician’s office, you encounter an array of bacteria. Pioneering technologies built into materials used in healthcare settings is crucial to keeping these facilities cleaner and safer.
Antimicrobial products have a layer of protection against bacterial growth, promoting hygiene in all environments, especially in healthcare spaces where sanitation is of the utmost importance. Bi-Office designed a collection of Antimicrobial boards that enables safe communication between teams and shifts in these demanding situations. The most recent whiteboard has a new high-quality surface. It is ceramic steel that is a drywipe, scratch-resistant, durable yet smooth writing surface. Ideal for intensive use, you can write text, draw, or make diagrams, erase them, and do it all over again.
Bi-Office’s Antimicrobial collection includes whiteboards, noticeboards, and accessories with BioCote® technology, and is proven to greatly reduce bacteria and microbes on protected surfaces. As a result, the potential risk of "surface-to-surface" or "surface-to-user" cross-contamination within these surroundings decreases.
Prevention of superbugs dissemination and cross-contamination is possible, just ensure that not only the materials that touch patients are free from germs and bacteria, but that the whole space is clean and suitable for the well-being of all. Assigning antimicrobial products as standards for specific areas of the healthcare building will become more common or even mandatory to fulfil the building’s Health regulations.