Hospital Acquired Infections can often be Prevented
Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, provides testing services to ensure the air in healthcare facilities doesn’t lead to nosocomial infections.
There are a reportedly 1.7 million hospital acquired infections diagnosed each year in the United States. A study sponsored by Resources for the Future and reported in a 2006 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that hospital acquired infections added $8.1 billion in additional medical costs that year.
A number of these infections are due Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and other types of bacteria. Aspergillus spp. and other fungi are also potential pathogens at hospitals and healthcare centers.
These nosocomial infections can be caused by touching unclean surfaces, interactions with medical professionals who have not properly washed their hands or by indoor air quality problems. IAQ problems in hospitals and other healthcare settings are of great concern because so many patients have weakened immune systems due to illness or age.
One of the leading providers of IAQ inspections and solutions in healthcare environments is Core. The company has some of the industry’s most experienced IAQ investigators who have access to the latest testing instrumentation and decades of experience. Core provides not only IAQ testing services, but they are also a leading providing of IAQ solutions.
“A number of issues can cause IAQ problems that could lead to nosocomial infections in healthcare environments,” reported Don Makin, Indoor Air Quality Director of Operations for Core. “Moisture damage, improperly maintained HVAC systems and construction and remodeling can all lead to pathogens being released into the air. At Core we can identify IAQ problems, provide solutions and even conduct proactive measures to prevent problems from happening in the first place. Core provides a complete solution.”
Core specializes in indoor air quality for all types of buildings. Services range from air quality inspections, testing, air filtration, installation, maintenance, documenting, cleaning and restoration of building air quality and HVAC systems. The company has over 85 years of combined service and has an extensive profile of accreditations and certifications from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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