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Extending Care benefits patients, especially those in rural areas without easy access to hospital, those with chronic conditions who need ongoing monitoring coordinated Care and those with disabilities For whom trip to hospital or rehabilitation facility may be unnecessary. In some areas, emergency room visits have decreased by 42 percentage year over year, in large part due concerns about COVID-19. 1 But avoiding hospital does not have to avoiding Care. Telehealth can proactively monitor and step in to provide timely intervention for those at risk and can do so in high-quality, cost-effective way, which can result in substantial cost savings. Currently, many health systems struggle to serve aging, chronic and rural who may not have convenient access to hospitals. For example, 5 million Veterans live in areas designated as rural by US Census Bureau during 2011-2015 period, 4 and as that population continues to age, prevalence of chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes is projected to rise by 12 percentage and 8 percentage , respectively. 5 Difficulty in accessing care is exacerbated during pandemics, when reduced rates of admission for heart attacks, strokes and other emergencies suggest that patients are avoiding necessary care out of fear of to hospital. 6 by making Care flexible and untethering patients from centralized locations and striving to provide Care nearly anywhere, we can improve continuity of Care health system provide. Care can be delivered in lower-cost and lower-risk settings and health systems can improve consistency of care, focus on preventative care to keep patients healthier outside hospital and, in event, patients must move between care settings, ensure that they are better served throughout their journey. Demand for extended Care is expected to keep growing, driven by concerns about COVID-19, aging population and rise in chronic conditions that are rapidly transforming preferences about how and where should be deliver. Virtual or telehealth visits can solve many of these challenges, and its use has massively accelerated in wake of COVID-19. Consumer adoption in US has skyrocketed from 11 percentage of consumers in 2019 to 46 percentage today. 7 telehealth solutions extend Care to home, allowing for remote screening and triage and helping to proactively manage patients in lower-cost settings. Additionally, this technology conserves equipment and hospital space for patients who need IT, limiting risk of exposure for hospital-base Care teams, limiting potential patient exposure by allowing them to receive Care from safety of their home and reducing overall cost of Care, particularly for chronic populations-in some cases, improving costs by 2 percentage to 3 percentage . 7 Recently, VA and Philips joined forces to expand VA tele-critical Care program, up to 100 million investment that could have tremendous impact on improving Veterans health. 12 Care can also be extended with patient management solutions that guide, track triage patients through multiple digital channels.

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UV Lighting

Large Study, Published In Lancet, Found Machines That Emit UV Light Can Cut Transmission Of Four Major Super Bugs By Cumulative 30 Percent. Finding Is Specific To Patients Who Stay Overnight In Room Where Someone With Known Positive Culture Or Infection Of Drug-resistant Organism Had Previously Been Treat. Some of these germs can live in environment so long that even after patient with organism has left room and it has been clean, next patient in room could potentially be expose, said Dr. Deverick J. Anderson, MD, infectious Disease specialist at Duke and lead investigator of study. Infections from one of these bugs are tough to and can be truly debilitating for patient. Researchers focus on what Anderson calls top four bad bugs well seen in hospitals-Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, C. Difficile and Acinetobacter. When patients get infections from these organisms, they have prolonged hospital stays, often require Intensive Care and have major interruption in their lives. During study, machine called Tru-D SmartUVC was used to disinfect rooms where patients with target bacteria had been staying. Machine Emits UVC Light Into Empty Room For About 30 Minutes. Light bounces and reflects into hard-to-reach areas such as open drawers, and between and fixtures. Light waves kill by disrupting their DNA. Trial compares standard disinfection with quaternary ammonium to other cleaning methods: using quaternary ammonium followed by UV light, using chlorine bleach instead of quaternary ammonium and no UV light, and cleaning with bleach and UV light. Most Effective Strategy Was Using Quaternary Ammonium Followed By UV Light. This combination was effective against transmission of MRSA. Researchers found that using chlorine bleach instead of quaternary ammonium cut transmissions of by more than half. Adding UV light to bleach regimen was even more effective; It cut VRE transmission by 64 percent. We can successfully reduce risk of germs spreading through environment through what we call, Enhanced Disinfection, Anderson say. Hospitals have to be strategic to enable extra disinfection time while considering varied times, demand for patient rooms and availability of machines, Anderson say. Even with these factors-which change daily-hospitals involved in study were able to disinfect 90 percent of target rooms following exact trial protocol. UVC light is just one of numerous methods hospitals can add to standard disinfection regimens continue to cut infection rates for all pathogens, including drug-resistant organisms, Anderson say. Strategies such as stringent hand-washing, precautions for staff contact with infected patients and prudent use of antibiotics in patients also play role, Anderson say. Duke researchers are planning to look at other day-to-day strategies hospitals can use to manage infections, such as non-Ultraviolet lights that are safe to use near people but also can halt proliferation of germs.

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Gaseous Hydrogen Peroxide

Sterilization by ionizing radiation, primarily by cobalt 60 gamma rays or electron accelerators, is low-temperature sterilization method that has been used for number of medical products. There is no ionizing radiation sterilization process for use in healthcare facilities. Because of high sterilization costs, this method is unfavorable alternative to ETO and plasma sterilization in healthcare facilities but is suitable for large-scale sterilization. Some deleterious effects on patient-care equipment associated with gamma radiation include induced oxidation in polyethylene 915 and delamination cracking in polyethylene knee bearings 916. Several reviews 917 918 dealing with sources, effects, and application of ionizing radiation may referred to for more detail. This method should used only for materials that might be damaged by moist heat or that are impenetrable to moist heat. Advantages of dry heat include following: it is nontoxic and does not harm environment; dry heat cabinet is easy to install and has relatively low operating costs; it penetrates materials; and it is noncorrosive for metal and sharp instruments. Disadvantages to dry heat are slow rate of heat penetration and microbial killing make this time-consuming method. In addition, high temperatures are not suitable for materials 919. Most Common Time-temperature Relationships For Sterilization With Hot Air Sterilizers Are 170C For 60 Minutes, 160C For 120 Minutes, And 150C For 150 Minutes. B. Atrophaeus spores should be used to monitor sterilization process for dry heat because they are more resistant to dry heat than are G. Stearothermophilus spores. Primary Lethal Process Is Considered To Be Oxidation Of Cell Constituents. There are two types of dry-heat sterilizers: static-air type and force-air type. Static-air Type Is Referred To As Oven-type Sterilizer As Heating Coils In Bottom Of Unit Cause Hot Air To Rise Inside Chamber Via Gravity Convection. This type of dry-heat sterilizer is much slower in heating, requires longer time to reach sterilizing temperature, and is less uniform in temperature control throughout chamber than is force-air type. Force-air or mechanical convection sterilizer is equipped with motor-driven blower that circulates heat air throughout chamber at high velocity, permitting more rapid transfer of energy from air to instruments 920. Several FDA-clear liquid chemical include indications for sterilization of medical Devices 69. Indicate contact times from 3 hours to 12 hours. However, except for few products, contact time is based only on conditions to pass AOAC Sporicidal Test as sterilant and not on simulated use testing with Devices. These solutions are commonly used as high-level disinfectants when shorter time is require. Generally, chemical liquid sterilants cannot be monitored using biological indicator to verify sterility 899 900. Survival kinetics for thermal sterilization methods, such as and dry heat, have been studied and characterized extensively, whereas kinetics for sterilization with liquid sterilants are less well understood 921.

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