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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

May 01, 2019

Antibiotics resistant bacteria

Antibiotics have been used for over 70 years. Through all this time, however, bacteria and infectious organisms have learned how to adapt to them, making the drugs far less effective than in the 1940s. Infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria are difficult to treat and costly, and may sometimes require toxic alternatives. The CDC states that "aggressive action is needed now to keep new resistance from developing and to prevent the resistance that already exists from spreading."

Among the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria is the Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. In the 2013 CDC's AR Report, Pseudomonas is classified as a Serious Threat. Over 400 deaths are reported every year in the United States, attributed to Multi-Drug resistant Pseudomonas infections.

Pseudomonas hide in the sink drains of hospitals, where organic fluids provide them with nutrients. Over time, a biofilm is formed and cannot be eliminated with your regular cleaning products, no matter how strong it is. This biofilm protects bacteria and allows them to grow and multiply. When tap water is running, aerosols are created and spread the bacteria up into the air. It is mostly dangerous for your immunocompromised patients when exposed to Pseudomonas.

Find out how you can help your hospitals lower their costs associated with nosocomial infections thanks to our Self-Disinfecting Sink System, Kleanik. 

 

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