It is very scary to think that when you are admitted to the hospital for one medical problem, you could leave with another. Many patients actually become infected with another disease or illness while they are in the hospital for treatment involving antibiotics. Using antibiotics to treat another illness will increase the likelihood that you will acquire an infection, especially one that is caused by Clostridium difficile. This makes hospital workers and doctors very interested in how to kill C. diff in hospitals. OdoroxAir/Pyure has the answer, Hydroxyl Processors/Hydroxyl Generators.
We Have Good Bacteria
Every person is full of bacteria and while most are harmless, there are some unhealthy bacteria in your body that mostly stay put and don’t cause problems. Your gastrointestinal, or GI, tract is full of bacteria and has between 500 to 1,000 different species. Most of these bacteria are in the colon or large intestine. When located in the right part of your body, these bacteria, such as E. coli, Klebsiella, Enterococcus, and Klebsiella, are harmless but if they get into your bloodstream or tissue they can be very dangerous and make you very sick. They work hard to detox chemicals in your body and protect you against pathogens such as C. diff.
C. Diff Causes Diarrhea
People want to know how to remove C. diff from medical locations because it causes most of the infectious diarrhea in the US. When a person takes antibiotics, some of the good bacteria in the gut is killed, leaving room for bad bacteria such as C. diff to take over.
What Is C. Diff Bacteria?
This is a bacteria that can thrive where there isn’t any oxygen. It has a lifecycle similar to Clostridia, which causes gas gangrene, tetanus, and botulism, where it is actively dividing and then transforms into spores. The spores are inert and don’t cause disease but are incredibly difficult to kill, no matter how much you wonder how to eradicate C.Diff bacteria in nursing homes . People who have C. difficile shed the spores into their feces where they can spread to others, utensils, and even food and are swallowed by another person. In the GI tract, these spores come to life and are generally stopped by good bacteria. However, if a person has been on antibiotics, then the C. diff may be able to grow and multiply.
Who Gets C.Diff?
Generally, people who are in medical facilities for long periods of time are at the highest risk of getting C. diff, especially if they have been treated with antibiotics. Patients above 65, ones who have serious illnesses, and those who have been on antibiotics for a long time are at the highest risk.
Watery diarrhea three times a day with cramping, nausea, and fever are all signs that you need medical care. A doctor can diagnose this medical problem by the odor of the diarrhea and with fecal testing.
Treatment and Recovery from C. Diff
Stopping the antibiotic can help the person heal from C. diff and another one will need to be used in its place. In extreme cases, patients may need surgery.
Most patients will improve in under two weeks with proper treatment, but around one-fifth of all patients relapse. Spores that are left in the body can resume creating toxins. Relapse is also partly due to the fact that there is more antibiotic-resistant C. diff than ever before.
Preventing the Spread of C. Diff
It’s important to prevent C. diff from spreading. Diagnosing it quickly and correctly and using the right precautions for care will help to stop its spread. Patients should be placed in a private room with a private bathroom and medical personnel need proper training on how to prevent the spread of C. diff.
Because C. diff is so dangerous, it is important to work hard to remove C.Diff in health care facilities. The spores are resistant to alcohol and as more people treat the problem with antibiotics, it is becoming resistant to them as well. Using an Odorox/Pyure Hydroxyl Generator air machine is a great treatment option as it will kill, remove, and eliminate any spores in the air or on surfaces. This will help to stop the spread of C. diff and can easily prevent more people from becoming sick with this infection.
Montclair State University Assistant Vice President
December 8, 2020
Odorox Hydroxyl Processors
As the pandemic started becoming more prevalent during March and April, we knew we had to find a solution to students and staff safe. After researching the many air purification systems on the market, we chose the Odorox Hydroxyl Processor Line. We have been using the technology since 2014 and it made sense to increase our commitment to hydroxyls as a weapon in our disinfection program.
We based our decision on a few criteria, which we felt would do the best job for the University. The #1 reason is the abundance of 3rd party studies done on their technology. The efficacy data was the best on the market covering all the kill claims we needed. The service and maintenance of the units is very simple and cost effective. Lastly, the distributor Bio-Shine was extremely knowledgeable on the product line as they have been representing this equipment for the past 7 years.
We currently have these units deployed in our meeting spaces, some office spaces, Music and Dance Studios and throughout the Athletic Department locker rooms. We are very glad we chose the Odorox Hydroxyl Processors to get us through the pandemic and beyond.
Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services
LEONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Mr. Kevin Woods 500 Broad Avenue
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor / Leonia, NJ 07605
Transportation Coordinator Phone: 201.302.5200 x. 3215
December 6, 2020
The Leonia Board of Education began using the Pyure technology in 2018.
Our districtÕs goal was to improve the indoor air quality in our school buildings. We have been very satisfied with the equipment and the results. When the pandemic broke out in the winter of 2020, we began using the equipment in almost all areas throughout our school district. We knew we needed to increase custodial cleaning and district wide disinfection, however adding the Pyure Odorox technology only increased our overall goal. In March of 2020, we implemented more Pyure Odorox units and have been very satisfied with the results. We intend to have Pyure’s equipment play a major role in our return to school efforts as we move along in the pandemic this winter season.
I welcome any questions and fully endorse the Pyure technology for any school.
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