19 Oct Floor Hygiene in Hospitals: Some Freaky Facts
Spooky season is here! Halloween is October 31, so it’s time to dust off your hair-raising costumes, stock up on treats, and line up your favorite scary movies.
But while you might wince at the ghouls, ooze, and slime in a horror flick, nothing is more frightening than the number of germs tracked into a hospital setting. To get you into the spooky spirit, we have some freaky facts about floor hygiene guaranteed to frighten even the most fearless of Halloween fans.
How Dirty Are Your Hospital Floors?
Healthcare facilities are high-risk areas for the spread of germs and infections. Not only do hospitals combat and remedy various viruses and ailments, but the building itself allows entry to numerous people who track in different contaminants and diseases.
As a result, the floors in healthcare spaces are often heavily contaminated with harmful bacteria such as C. Difficile, Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Such highly-contagious germs can spread rapidly in a hospital setting and lead to sepsis, compromised immune systems, and colon failure—a prospect far scarier for hospital patients and staff than your average Halloween ghost!
And while many hospitals take great care to clean high-touch surfaces, recent studies show that floors receive minimal attention from environmental hygiene programs. Without those routine cleanings, airborne bacteria or contaminated objects fall to the floor before being picked up by the soles of our shoes and tracked elsewhere.
Even scarier, certain bacteria can mutate and become resistant to antibiotics, making them especially difficult to prevent and treat. Such opportunistic germs fight antimicrobial cleaning solutions—a truly terrifying concept!
Prevent Dreaded Cross-Contamination With Disposable Shoe Covers
While you might feel genuinely uneasy about hospital floor hygiene by now, you can always use shoe covers to protect your personnel and patients’ health.
Disposable booties create a protective barrier between you and any unwanted germs on floors, helping limit the spread of pathogens.
3-Step Shoe Cover Systems
Shoe Cover Magic knows that appropriate floor hygiene is essential for the proper sanitation of your healthcare facility. To help limit the spread of harmful bacteria, take advantage of Shoe Cover Magic’s advanced and versatile disposable booties and shoe cover systems.
We offer over 15 shoe cover options, large or small-sized shoe cover dispensers, and shoe bootie removers that can hold anywhere from 500 to 2,500 shoe covers.
Contact Shoe Cover Magic to learn more about our disposable shoe covers for your healthcare facility today.