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.
PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL Steven Campbell Director of Buildings & Grounds Home of the Spartans
145 Spring Valley Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 261-7800 ext. 3017 FAX (201) 265-9483
Three years ago, we deployed the Pyure Odorox equipment throughout our district for mold remediation and for other related indoor air quality issues. The technology successfully resolved the matter and restored the IAQ results to a safe level. We then began using the equipment in the nurseÕs offices to reduce the cross contamination of the germs while students visited with noticeably affirmative results.
The Pyure Odorox equipment has also played a major role in our response to the pandemic; whether in the event of an exposure in a particular area of the buildings or as a non-chemical supplement to our enhanced cleaning and disinfection program.
I strongly recommend using the Pyure Odorox hydroxyl technology, as it has been a great addition to our arsenal as we effort to reduce the spread of the Covid 19 virus in our facilities. I canÕt thank Bio-Shine enough for bringing this technology to our district.
Steven Campbell Ð Director of Buildings & Grounds
HiEADDONFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
1 Lincoln Ave
Haddonfield NJ 08033
The Haddonfield Public schools have purchased cleaning supplies and
materials from Bio-Shine for several years. Our contact, Mr Barry Bard, has
served our district well over this time and has provided us with an overwhelming base of knowledge to go along with the supplies that we have purchased. From
resurfacing of floors to indoor air quality, we have been pleased with the product line that Bio-shine has provided.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved forward with the purchase of Odorox Hydroxyl Generators for our nurses Suites and Athletic trainer's offices in our Schools. Barry introduced me to the Odorox Hydroxyl Generators as a tool to combat odors and to assist with Indoor air quality issues as a result of leaks and mold restoration projects. We view these machines as an essential tool in fighting the Current pandemic as well as a permanent fixture moving forward.
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.