Stop Nosocomial Infections in your hospital!
About 1 in every 10 patients acquires an infection as a direct result of being hospitalized. It is believed that as much as 80% of nosocomial infections are caused by microbial flora that clients bring with them upon admission into the hospital and then spread person-to-person in the health care environment via direct contact, droplet, airborne, fecal-oral and blood-borne routes. Hygeniqueâ„¢ Sitz Bath Plus will effectively clean the rectal area, preventing the spread of any bacteria onto the patients hand and ultimately prevent the spread of bacteria throughout the health care environment.

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Things you should know...
  • Over 2 million patients contract a nosocomial infection in medical facilities each year.
  • Over 100,000 patients die from nosocomial infections each year.
  • It is estimated that somewhere between $30-$50 billion is spent each year on treating nosocomial infections.
  • CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) will no longer reimburse medical facilities for "never events", such as UTI's related to the use of a catheter, beginning October 1, 2008. This is part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
  • It is anticipated that all insurance companies and state agencies will follow the policy of CMS over time.
  • UTI's are the largest single nosocomial infection reported by hospitals, mainly caused by the use of a catheter.
  • CDC reports that over 560,000 UTI's are reported each year. This number is believed to be far below the actual number experienced.
  • MRSA (methicillin-resistant) infections now account for almost 70% of all Staphylococcus aureus infections. MRSA infections increasingly cannot be cured with commonly used antibiotics. MRSA is spread through contact between people in the hospital.
  • The Hygenique has received Premier's Technology Breakthrough Award for product superiority when compared to other hygiene products.
  • The Hygenique removes the bacteria from the perineal/peri-rectal area of the body that can lead to nosocomial infections.
  • The Hygenique stimulates voiding, which can reduce the need for a catheter. This is consistent with the CMS mandate.
  • The cost of using the Hygenique cleansing system, will average approximately $10.00 per patient stay. Individual home systems are also available. With doctor and staff support, the Hygenique is reimbursable in most circumstances. Reimbursement Code: E0161
  • Based upon hospital data, the reduction of one nosocomial infection would provide Hygenique care to 1,500 patients.