Eliminating basins from your facility can help reduce infection and contamination risk. Basins may contain pathogens associated with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).1,2
Removing the bath basin can protect your patients from a proven safety risk. In fact, several studies incriminate the basin as a potential contamination source, and a 2010 study proved a link between the basin and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
A peer-reviewed study published in American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) tested basins at facilities nationwide and found 98% of those tested were contaminated with bacteria, including MRSA and VRE.
This study concluded that bath basins frequently harbor pathogens associated with nosocomial infection and that hospital bath basins could be a potential source for the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms.
In noticing an increase in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), one facility eliminated the basin and instituted Comfort Bath® prepackaged bathing and other protocols. The facility’s CAUTI rate was then reduced to zero and remained there for five months.
Think basins are cheaper than prepackaged bathing? After removing Comfort Bath as a perceived cost saving measure, one facility brought back the basin. This facility saw 23 additional UTIs, 151 additional hospital days and a cost of more than $107,000.
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Our comprehensive, rinse-free patient cleansing products can help standardize patient care and may address a risk factor for CAUTI through eliminating the basin.3
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