Is there a risk of Cross Infection? Our research shows there is.
In August 2019, we randomly swabbed the internal aspect of the face hole of five therapy beds from five different private clinics in Australia for analysis. Four out of five of these beds were using a terry towelling cover as well as the current X-cut and round-cut paper based head sheets (brand unknown) as standard practice. The final clinic was not using any bed cover but was using a paper towel as the barrier between the client and the bed around the face hole. Of these 5 beds, the findings were as follows:
- One out of five was positive for Rhinovirus (the common cold virus)
- Two out of five were positive for staphylococcus aureus – one of which was a strand resistant to most antibiotics
- All five beds showed moderate to large quantities of non-harmful bacteria, including but not limited to, skins cells and skin flora.
As a consumer’s mucosal surfaces (eyes, nose and mouth) can be exposed to this bacteria when lying face down on a therapy bed, their susceptibility to cross infection and illness increases without suitable infection control and prevention practices.🡠 Back to Market Research View Scientific Testing 🡢
The current climate has resulted in a steep rise in inflation with no immediate let up in sight. This in turn has had a massive impact on businesses, with operating and production costs increasing exponentially. How will your business survive? What strategies have you adopted to guarantee your survival? One sure-fire way is to pass on some of these costs to your customers and now could be just the time to do it.
As a multi-award-winning business, Purifas has remained steadfastly committed to providing a range of fit-for-purpose hygiene solutions for therapy professionals that offers unrivalled clinical protection and comfort, which is why we are excited and proud to announce the launch of the long-awaited BodyShield and BodyShield Dispenser.