Care home managers and proprietors who are looking to optimise infection control and break the ever-challenging chain of infection can now turn to Signo Nanocare UK’s newly launched wipe-on self-disinfection surface coating Liquid Guard®. The coating is effortlessly applied as part of your regular deep clean routines, giving every surface a year-long shield against the transfer of bacterial and fungal infection. This gives a significant reduction in the spread of hand-surface-hand infections that are easily transferred in and between communal living spaces, washrooms and bedrooms.
Combating the transfer of transient microorganisms is of daily concern to all care home managers in order to reduce the spread of bacterial infections between patients who often have compromised immunity due to underlying health conditions or indwelling medical devices. The importance of controlling infections has become paramount due to the increasing number of organisms that have become resistant to treatment such as MRSA.
While daily cleaning will ensure a surface is clean at that moment in time, once it has been touched by residents, staff and visitors it will contribute to the 80% of the day -to-day infections that are passed on through surface contact.
Regularly used anti-bac cleaners typically ‘kill’ bacterial and fungal organisms through a chemical reaction with the cell. If cleaning mixtures are not to strength or areas missed, the residual bacteria can mutate and develop resistance to the chemical. Liquid Guard’s mode of action is a ‘physical kill’; the coating covers the surface with invisible spikes that puncture the wall of the cells that it meets and therefore does not contribute to the antibiotic-resistant pool of organisms.
Because Liquid Guard permanently adheres to the surface in the form of a glass-like coating that continues to ‘kill’ bacterial on contact for 12 months, it can be used on all hard surfaces such as beds, bathroom fixtures, light switches and door handles eliminating on contact bacterial infections such as Salmonella, MRSA, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus and TB. After application and curing, normal damp dusting cleaning routines can be followed using hot water or standard non-bio cleaners.
Liquid Guard gives care home managers, proprietors, employee’s and residents a way to reduce the passing on of transient bacterial infections to one another through the touching and handling of day-to-day surfaces and objects. This can be achieved with only one application of Liquid Guard a year, applied during a routine deep clean, improving the well-being of everyone who enters the care home to stay, visit or work.