First, Do No Harm, then do what is necessary to prevent further harm.
We believe we can improve the current state of medicine and save lives. To do this we start with the basic principles of hand hygiene. We then couple hand hygiene with antimicrobial products for our daily use. We are harnessing the latest technologies with an uncompromising commitment to deliver the best products. This will allow healthcare providers to use the safest methods possible. We strive to provide the best tools possible to prevent health problems and save lives.
Wash Your Hands!
We Work with Hospitals to Improve Infection Control
We Educate and Promote Hand Hygiene Awareness
We Use Mobile Apps to Educate Best Practices
We Create Custom Mobile Apps on Infection Control
We Drive Adoption in Impregnated Antimicrobials
The CDC reports that:
1. Hospital infection rates hover between 5-10% of all admissions to the hospital
2. 35 Million people are admitted into hospitals every year.Which equates to 1.7-3.5 Million Americans with infections per year.
3. That nearly 100,000 of these infections cause direct deaths which equates to more deaths than breast cancer, AIDS, and Car Accidents combined.
4. The average infection costs 18,000$, but many infections such as MRSA average 35,000 to treat.
5. Overall cost of these infections approaches 31 Billion dollars that maybe largely preventable.
6. Reporting on infection rates has created a great impact in the six states with mandatory reporting.Medicare does not reimburse for HAI's creating hospital incentives to do more to improve the situation. Meanwhile there are a number of effective steps these healthcare facilities can do to combat this problem.Most are simply better and more consistent hand washing use. Largely these have been implemented but it is important for the public to remain vigilant when they enter the hospital.
Truly there is no better time than now to do the required clinical studies on a common platform so that we can begin to understand this issue more fully.
Our common platform choice is the infamously contaminated cell phone, recently reported contamination rates of 94.5% with pathologic organisms in the ICU setting will give us ample room to improve.
Of interest is that we have redesigned the stethoscope to be used with the iPhone, and we have a contamination meter that can measure any surface in a matter of seconds.