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Long Island MacArthur Airport Becomes the First Airport to Implement CASPR’s Disinfection Technology

Press Release Long Island MacArthur Airport Becomes the First Airport to Implement CASPR’s Disinfection Technology CASPR Mobile Units Installed to Aid in COVID-19 Recovery DALLAS – May 12, 2020 — Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. recently became the first airport in the world to install continuous pathogen reduction technology to reduce viruses and other …

GreenTech Environmental Manufactures Critical Surface and Air Purification Systems for CASPR Group; Ready for Hospitals Nationwide

Press Release GreenTech Environmental Manufactures Critical Surface and Air Purification Systems for CASPR Group; Ready for Hospitals Nationwide CASPR Medik product supports disinfection efforts during COVID-19 pandemic Johnson City, TN – March 22, 2020 — GreenTech Environmental and CASPR Group of Dallas, Texas announce an initiative with hospitals nationwide to install duct-mounted surface and air purification …

A prospective study of transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) between environmental sites and hospitalized patients—the TransFER study

Hospital environmental surfaces are frequently contaminated by microorganisms. When contaminated, such surfaces can potentially act as vectors for transmission of bacteria that can lead to healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Although contaminated surfaces have been hypothesized to play an important role in the causal pathway of HAIs, the nature, direction, persistence, and quantity of bacterial transfer …

Environmental contamination makes an important contribution to hospital infection

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are capable of surviving for days to weeks on environmental surfaces in healthcare facilities. Environmental surfaces frequently touched by healthcare workers are commonly contaminated in the rooms of patients colonized or infected with MRSA or VRE. A number of studies have documented that healthcare workers may contaminate …

Vital Signs: Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Hospitals — United States, 2014 Copy

Introduction Antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria are a worldwide public health threat. A 2013 CDC report outlined the top 18 urgent, serious, and concerning AR threats in the United States (1). Among the 15 urgent and serious threats, seven are bacteria predominately acquired during health care. Clostridium difficile is included among these; although C. difficile is not …

Are hospital floors an underappreciated reservoir for transmission of health care-associated pathogens?

Effective disinfection of contaminated surfaces is essential to prevent nosocomial transmission of pathogens such as Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).1,2 Efforts to improve disinfection usually focus on surfaces that are frequently touched by the hands of health care workers or patients (eg, bed rails and call buttons). Although health care …

Evolving Technologies for Decontaminating Healthcare Environments

HAIs responsible for 1.7 Million Infections Annually 99,000 Deaths Annually