b'Veteran Ownedled Sb maasilD le u Bc i v r e S n i ss s eC V EC HANGING THE P Things to Know H IGH L EVELEnvironmental High-Level Disinfection for Healthcare: 5M OFARADIG1.The antibiotic era is over 1and the most dangerous multidrug resistant organisms (MRSA, VRE, CRE, D ISINFECTIONC. difficile, C. auris etc.) are endemic to hospitals. 2.Proper environmental cleaning is necessary to prevent the spread of pathogens:a.Manual cleaning leaves more than 50% of high-touch objects (HTOs) and surfaces still contam-inated. 2b.The floor is a major vector for pathogens to travel around in hospitals. 3c.A prior room occupant with a C. difficile infection increases the risk for the next patient to stay in that room by almost 200%. 4 3.HAIs and SSIs are a large burden on the healthcare system causing at least 100,000 deaths (some experts say closer to 200,000 or higher) and costing $35-45 billion annually. 54.Numerous studies find that with proper implementation of a comprehensive infection prevention strate-gy, a large percentage of HAIs are preventable. 65.Altapure is the fastest, safest and most efficacious high-level disinfection system in the world.a.100% elimination of all pathogens in a treated space, including the floor, regardless of surface or distance. 7b.Food safe, non-toxic and biodegradable chemistryc.Safe for all electronics and surfaces in the roomd.50 min turnover entry to exit1.Molteni M. (2017, September 25). The Post-Antibiotic Era is Here. Now What? Wired: Science, received from: https://www.wired.com/story/the-post-antibiotic-era-is-here-now-what/2.Improved Cleaning of Patient Rooms Using a New Targeting Method. CID, Clinical Infectious Disease, Philip C. Carling, De-cember 2005.3.Dr. Curtis Donskey, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.November 2016, vol. 37, no. 114.Shaughnessy et al. Evaluation of Hospital Room Assignment and Acquisition of Clostridium difficile.Infection Control & Hospi-tal Epidemiology, March 2011, Vol 32., No 3.5.Economic burden of healthcare-associated infections: an American perspective. P. Stone doi: 10.1586/erp.09.536.Cohen B, Liu J, Cohen AR, Larson E. Association Between Healthcare-Associated Infection and Exposure to Hospital Room-mates and Previous Bed Occupants with the Same Organism. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39(5):541-546.7.Curtis L. Donskey, M.D. Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center; Evaluation of an Automated Room Decontamination Device using aerosolized Peracetic acid, American Journal of Infection Control. Nov 2016. 6 Altapure'