Infection Control

Elimination through better sterilization.

FMC’s unique sterilization process is suitable for a wide range of equipment and furniture. A hospital-grade disinfectant is combined with high-pressure, high-temperature steam (380 degrees at 1300 psi) to reach every nook and cranny and eliminate all contamination.

FMC's Equipment Cleaning Process

  • The FMC equipment cleaning process is designed to track and sterilize rolling stock while minimizing disruption to hospital function.
  • FMC planners meet with all department heads to coordinate this process.
  • In addition, a complete inventory of all equipment is prepared, and a full report tracking the scope of the project is made available within  72 hours of completion.

Results

The FMC two-step sterilization process eliminates 99-100% of microbes, including:

  • MRSA
  • E.coli
  • H1N1
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella
  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • H9N2
  • VRE
  • Our process guarantees that every piece of equipment will be sterilized and returned to service with a minimum of disruption to patient care.
  • FMC certified technicians saturate the equipment with the hospital-grade disinfectant (Bleach, Virex, or Oxivir).
  • This is followed by a steam sterilization process, subjecting the equipment to 380º at 1300 psi, sufficient to remove 99-100% of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • All equipment is tagged after sterilization.

 

Top Ten Leading Causes of Death

  1. Heart disease - 631,636
  2. Cancer - 399,888
  3. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) - 137,119
  4. Chronic lower respiratory disease - 124,583
  5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) - 121,599
  6. Diabetes - 72,449
  7. Alzheimer's disease - 72,432
  8. Influenza & Pneumonia - 56,326
  9. Kidney disease (nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, nephrosis) - 45,344
  10. "Blood poisoning" (Septicemia) - 34,234
Source: www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

*As of 2006, most recent data available

You can reduce HAI through better staff training and procedures. But how can you eliminate all traces of it from a hospital setting?

Eliminating HAI through better sterilization

Most incidents of HAI occur due to transmission through medical equipment such as catheters, ventilators, and central lines. Hospitals typically have procedures to sterilize these individual components, but those procedures do not address the rolling stock adequately. Rolling stock, particularly the hard-to-reach areas like the wheels, can become contaminated easily.

Infection control - FMC Facilities Maintenance Corp.