Plastic Bags Cause Infections in Healthcare!

Friday, August 26, 2016 General News J E 4
Common practice exposes thousands of patients daily …

CHICO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Infection Prevention Products Inc. releases lab results and test studies that prove the common practice of storing a patient's used respiratory devices in plastic bags is spreading pathogens and resulting in respiratory infections throughout thousands of nursing homes in the U.S.

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"The evidence is overwhelming, plastic bags are killing our residents…," says R. Scott Hatfield, President and CEO of Infection Prevention Products Inc. Hatfield continues,"…study after study shows that bacteria survive and thrive in and on polyethylene plastic longer than any other surface and yet ironically plastic bags are the most common way for storing a patients reusable respiratory device ( Nebulizers and Nasal Cannula ) in nearly all nursing homes across the U.S. "There are approximately 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S. with an estimated 1.5 million residents. On average 100,000 people die each year in the U.S. from HAI ( Hospital / Healthcare Acquired Illness ).

Hatfield suggests using a breathable pouch like the IP-Pouch, TM ( Patent Pending ). "Invented by an Infection Control Nurse, it protects the items from dust, dirt and other contaminates and yet is extremely breathable which dries the contents quickly allowing bacteria to die naturally…"

For details see the following :

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  • California University Study :
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology :
  • Pub Med.GOV :
  • AMSUS :
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 For further information, please contact Kent Collins at Email or 8885877775.

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SOURCE Infection Prevention Products



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