The FirstResponder® Sterilizer may be used effectively for many applications including:
The prevention of contaminant buildup to infectious levels is especially important when one considers hospital acquired infections, or Hospital Acquired Infections. HAI contraction is one of the biggest preventable causes of death in a health vehicle. Regular cleanings with the FirstResponder® Sterilizer can reduce EMS contribution to HAIs and potentially save lives.
In 2014, results of a project known as the HAI Prevalence Survey were published. The Survey described the burden of HAIs in U.S. hospitals, and reported that, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals (see chart below). Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.
|Major Site of Infection||Estimated No.|
|Urinary Tract Infections||93,300|
|Primary Bloodstream Infections||71,900|
|Surgical site infections from any inpatient surgery||157,500|
|Other types of infections||118,500|
|Estimated total number of infections in hospitals||721,800|