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Preventing the Spread of Drug-Resistant Bugs With Hospital Cleaning in Westmoreland County, PA

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

While hospitals primarily serve as a safe haven for the sick and injured, there are some dangers involved in grouping multiple sources of bacteria and pathogens into one or more connected buildings. With the increased possibility of spreading germs in hospital settings, thorough and professional routine cleanings could not be more important. With ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance’s comprehensive hospital cleaning in Westmoreland County, PA, we can help prevent the spread of pathogens within a facility.

The fact that a little cleaning could prevent germs from spreading may pale in comparison with medical abilities today; however, even simple sanitization can target drug-resistant bugs along with surface-borne bacteria and pathogens.

Drug-Resistant Bugs

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, is a dangerous bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. While it’s difficult to treat MRSA once an infection has begun, we can help prevent the passing of the bacteria from patient to patient with our routine cleaning services. Learn more about preventing the spread of MRSA here.

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, or VRE, is a strain of enterococci that has developed a resistance to vancomycin, a type of antibiotic. Because enterococci is naturally present in the human intestines, in female genitals, and in the external environment, the transfer of VRE can rapidly accumulate in a hospital setting. In fact, most cases of VRE infections occur in-hospice, which is why routine cleanings are so important to prevent the spread of VRE.

Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, infections are a type of healthcare-associated infections (HAI), which means that they occur during hospice or other types of medical care procedures. Nearly half a million C. difficile infections were reported in 2011 in the U.S., the majority of which began while the patient was receiving medical care. These instances significantly emphasize the need for expert, regular hospital cleanings with reliable disinfectants and sanitization techniques.

With our most environmentally-friendly and health-conscious green cleaning JCAHO and HIPAA compliant procedures, we can sanitize surfaces and zap these drug-resistant bugs before they have a chance to spread.

For more information about our janitorial services and hospital cleaning in Westmoreland County, PA contact ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance at 412.372.7771.



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