New to the lineup is the Geerpres® Advantex® Product Line featuring single-use mops, wipes, sponges and supporting cleaning systems. Multiple studies have shown that hospital floors harbor HAI (Hospital Acquired Infections) pathogen organisms. Geerpres® sponsored a microfiber mop case study to compare several brands on disinfectant neutralization, absorbency, coverage and wasted chemical solutions.
Pathogens and contamination are not being eliminated by traditional laundered mops, and inadequately laundered mops are being reintroduced to hospitals with remnant pathogens. To reduce HAIs and cross-contamination risks, hospitals should convert to single-use microfiber mops. The complete, full-length case study and lab results are available here for download. Research and testing conducted in 2017 by David Harry and Jack McGurk MPA.
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- Newly laundered microfiber mops from 11 hospitals, 27.3% contained microbial contamination, including HAI pathogens.
- Microfiber mops have reduced efficacy as reuse and laundering takes place.
- Pathogens are introduced to the floor by shoes, transport equipment, beds, treatment carts and patient socks for example.
- In five Cleveland hospitals, 44% of rooms found pathogens (C. diff) after patient discharge.
- Advantex® Single-use Mops showed better results for Quaternary and Chlorine compatibility compared to three other brands and laundered mops.
- Laundered mops have the highest percentage of solution waste (62% compared to Advantex® at 4%).
- Total HAI cost of $40.3 billion in 2009, represents 11% of total hospital spend.
Geerpres® has been in business for 81 years. Their stainless steel wringers, seamless buckets, and EVS carts have been the industry standard in healthcare facilities including hospitals, cleanroom, food service, education and more. The stainless steel cleaning products offer superior antimicrobial properties required in the healthcare environment. Geerpres® has expanded to include patented, self-dispensing microfiber applicators, single-use mops and wipes that virtually eliminate cross-contamination concerns. The GPS G8 Microfiber Applicator System and the Advantex® Mop Frame are currently available on a pre-order status. Geerpres® also offers a custom cart program that can be tailored for specific needs and facilities. For the complete Advantex® product lineup, visit www.geerpres.com/product-category/advantex/