Imagine going into the hospital to have a baby and during your stay, you come down with Clostridium difficile (C-diff) a highly contagious infection that you happened to get because the previous patient in your room had it.
Your fiancé goes into the hospital for a simple surgical procedure and two days later is dead due to an infection he got during surgery.
A patient goes in for a routine colonoscopy or endoscopy and contracts a deadly infection from a contaminated scope and your family now grieves the loss of their father.
A cancer patient is not only dealing with cancer treatments but also a staph infection that she acquired during her cancer treatment.
These are ALL true stories and there are many more!
According to the CDC 1 out of every 25 patients will acquire an infection while being treated in a healthcare facility for something else! The good news is these are preventable!
The problem is most of the surfaces in our healthcare facilities are difficult if not impossible to clean let alone disinfect!
The Healthcare Surfaces Summit Aka Healthcare Surfaces Institute is a 501c3 organization and our mission is to Reduce preventable infections through the collaboration of industry, academia, science, regulatory, and service sectors by interrupting the transmission of surface-related pathogens in healthcare in support of community health.