Chicago Faucets Releases White Paper on Reducing Risk of HAIs

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bacteria.

Chicago Faucets recently announced the release of “Reducing the Risk of HAIs in Healthcare Facilities,” a white paper discussing products and solutions designed to assist in reducing the transmission of bacteria in health-care facilities. It also discusses the importance of hand hygiene, explaining how improvements in hand washing can help combat transmissions of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella to patients and hospital personnel.

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bacteria: adjustments in water flow and temperature, chemical treatment, and antibacterial treatment. Also discussed are products, such as thermostatic mixing valves and programmable touch-free faucets, designed to assist in reducing the transmission of bacteria by both hands and water.

The white paper touches on the Affordable Care Act’s strong financial incentive to reduce the spread of bacteria. Approximately 1.7 million health-care-associated infections (HAIs) occur in U.S. hospitals each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in health-care costs.

To download the white paper, go to http://www.chicagofaucets.com/pdf/CF2088.pdf.

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