In recent years, high incident rates of infections have the healthcare industry in a frenzy. The abundance of deadly organisms, as well as antibiotic resistant “Superbugs” has Infection/Quality Control searching to find effective technologies beyond the traditional protocols of chemical disinfection.
Similar to hands, high-touch surfaces and air, shoe soles are among the worst reservoirs for alert organisms leading to pathogen transmission. Shoe soles and booties are often the beginning of the microbial migration from room to room that leads to aerosolization and subsequently starts the process of airborne, touch surfaces and hand contamination. To achieve the greatest potential for success of an Infection Control program, healthcare facilities must address ALL main vectors for pathogen transmission. Aggressive action against other vectors, while lacking attention to shoe soles as a vector for disease transmission, can be extremely deadly and very costly to patients and healthcare facilities.
Due to the lack of effective technology that can be used in an entire healthcare environment, there has been very little attention to the bottom of shoes and booties as well as to the transfer of pathogens from these reservoirs onto the floors. This lack of attention leaves the window of opportunity open for organisms to enter or exit any room (even after terminal disinfection) and start the process that leads to transmission. Regardless of other products and technologies that are used, until now, nothing could effectively kill the vast majority of pathogens on the soles of shoes and booties in order to lower the overall microbial load. HealthySole® Plus is the first and only 24/7-active, patented, UVC, chemical-free/green technology that can be placed at every location throughout a healthcare facility in order to reduce the spread of pathogenic organisms. By implementing HealthySole® Plus, an I.C. program will attack the one transmission vector that has been unaddressed in the past.
In conjunction with other germicidal technologies, products and chemicals, HealthySole®Plus is the one and only product that prohibits shoe borne organisms from becoming a severe and deadly danger. No other product can be substituted to achieve up to 99.9+% active disinfection of shoe soles and booties. HealthySole Plus is clinically proven effective in doing just that. Without the bundling of HealthySole® Plus, even the most proactive, modern and cutting-edge infection control programs in the world are leaving one of the main vectors for pathogen transmission untouched, allowing themselves to always be vulnerable to widespread infections.