As part a continual research and development program, leading LST radiator specialists Contour has undertaken a pioneering microbiological study to better understand the levels of potentially harmful bacteria present within a healthcare environment.
The study was conducted in partnership with antimicrobial technology experts BioCote and compared the number and type of bacteria colonies present in and around a modern, full-access radiator guard that has antimicrobial protection, compared to a traditional, fixed radiator guard which does not have internal access or antimicrobial technology.
When the results of the traditional radiator guard were compared with the same number of swabs taken from a range of modern LST radiator guards, in this case the Trionic DeepClean guard from Contour, which has full internal access for cleaning and inherent antimicrobial technology – the difference was striking.
The DeepClean guard from Contour contained 91% fewer bacterial colonies when internal guard surfaces were analysed, findings for a range of other locations were also observed. There was also a significant reduction in bacteria diversity.
Leading radiator guard designs such as those developed by Contour, now feature a pioneering full-access front door, which allows one cleaning operative fast and simple access to every internal surface – without assistance from estates. Innovations such as this also improve daily efficiencies, enable audits to be met and reduce operating costs.
The DeepClean guard from Contour includes BioCote® antimicrobial technology in its paintwork, reducing levels of harmful bacteria such as MRSA and E.coli by up to 99.99% in less than two hours.
Specialist healthcare–focused LST radiators are now a central component of a multi-dimensional infection prevention strategy. By embracing the latest technological advancements, cleaner and safer facilities evolve, benefitting both service user – and service provider.
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