Aligning with Infection Control
After elaborating on what infection preventionists could expect in 2021 Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC concluded with, "2021 will hopefully mean looking more at healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and returning to a sense of normality, but it’s important that we don’t return to a pre-COVID “normal” as that’s what got us into much of this mess."
Sharpsmart emphatically agrees.
While there are numerous avenues for improvement of infection control in healthcare going forward, this is how Sharpsmart will drive positive change:
- Advocating for clinically-differentiated containers that provide hands-free disposal and reduce overall touches
- Educating clinical staff on the many ways healthcare waste management strategy impacts infection control
Championing bagless, reusable containers that require no assembly and eliminate hand-tying of bags
The weight of an infection preventionist's responsibilities is a heavy one. Allow our team to support you with modern healthcare waste management that mitigates risks.
After two routine tests, a Pharmacy Clean Room failed to meet the acceptable levels of microbes allowed - we identified the cause as "nested" clinical waste containers. We proposed and implemented a single sealed unit, the Clinismart. All our containers undergo a thorough washing and decontamination process after each use. Our patented robotic system is fully automated to decant, wash, sanitise and dry the collectors before redeployment. After Clinismart implementation, no further work-surface tests failed.
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Let's Explore Change Together
Everything we do is rooted in partnership to increase your safety. Sharpsmart has over 30 years of experience collaborating with infection control experts to identify the ideal healthcare waste management strategy for their facilities. If you'd like to explore our full range of touchless containers by waste stream, click here.
Or if you're feeling empowered, excited, and eager to discuss the difference Sharpsmart can make for you - schedule time to speak with one of our specialists.