HAI FAST FACTS
1) 1.7 Million patients acquire HAI's in U.S. hospitals every year (CDC)
2) 1 in 25 patients will acquire an HAI during their hospital stay (CDC)
3) 90,000 patients die each year as a result of an HAI (CDC)
4) Direct costs of HAI's to hospitals is between $28B-$45B (NIH); breaking down to roughly $6.8 M of non-reimbursable expenses per hospital.
Hospital acquired infections pose a real and dangerous threat to patients, but they shouldn't have to. BPTX's President almost lost his own father to an avoidable HAI, so we understand the risk and reducing it is personal.
Hospitals act as a revolving door for bacteria, which makes minimizing spread extremely challenging. Healthcare facilities regularly have outbreaks of influenza and norovirus, affecting both patients and staff. Superbugs are on the rise and current disinfectants have reached their evolutionary peak of potency and aren't as effective. Hospitals protect themselves as best they can, but no current solution prevents future growth and spread of bacteria cells. Prevention is key to the solution.
In addition to patient risk, HAIs are costly for hospitals. Based on CDC estimations, HAIs account for an average of $6.89 Million in non-reimbursable expenses per hospital. These high costs are unsustainable and approaching a true breaking point. That's why reducing bacterial contamination is a top priority for hospitals across the globe.
Protex90 offers residual surface barrier protection on treated porous and non-porous surfaces in a hospital for a minimum of 90 days in high-touch areas. It's non-toxic, water-based foundation is safe for the environment and our proven application process causes minimal disruptions.
Protex90 was put to the test in a hospital environment to test it's effectiveness. Tests indicate an 81% improvement 60 days AFTER being treated with Protex90.
Retail health is emerging as a means of delivering quality, convenient care to millions of patients.
THE NEW STARBUCKS
Retail healthcare clinics offer convenient hours and locations and provide great service- not exactly attributes for which traditional doctor's offices or hospitals are known for. They also happen to cost 30-40% less than a doctor's visit and up to 80% cheaper than a trip to the ER.
With more than 10 million annual visits, Retail clinics are changing the way we look at healthcare. Given its growing popularity, the retail healthcare clinic market is expecting to continue it's rapid growth for years to come.
With this rapid growth comes more foot traffic in these facilities and therefore, more risk to infection spread. Retail healthcare clinics need to address the ever-growing threat of bacterial contamination and improve upon their infection-control system to mitigate a spread.
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
Cases of infection among residents of long-term care facilities each year.
Federal Register, October 2018
Residents that die each year as a result of an infection acquired at the facility.
Federal Register, October 2018
Infections continue to be a problem for long-term facilities. These residents are at an exceptionally high risk of contracting and spreading these potentially deadly bacteria to others due to their age and tenuous immune systems. The communal living environment heightens this risk due to it's ability to accelerate the spread of infection.
Most facilities don't have the proper infection-control systems in place to rightfully combat this threat. Being understaffed and lacking proper training are common realities and the traditional methods of disinfectants aren't able to effectively protect against these hard-to-treat bacteria. Couple that with a lack of government regulations or outside attention to this issue, these facilities and their residents are left helpless.
Nursing homes are prone to Norovirus outbreaks. One nursing home told us they experience an average of two outbreaks per year that cross-contaminate between floors.
Protex90 will continue to protect treated surfaces for a minimum of 90 days. After treatment with Protex90, that same nursing home did experience an outbreak; but rather than infect the entire building, was contained to a small section of resident rooms. That's the Protex90 difference.