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How much does infection cost your hospital?

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Controlling infectious agents is a significant concern to all health care facilities. Hospital-acquired infections cost the industry over $35 billion per year. FMC's unique multi-step process ensures the eradication of microbes on all equipment surfaces, including areas that are difficult to reach with conventional cleaning methods. Our state-of-the-art equipment reaches temperatures up to 380° and pressure of over 1300 psi. HAI's are one the top ten leading causes for death in the U.S. One in ten patients that enter a healthcare facility are affected. Hospitals absorb all cost incurred for HAI's. Our program enables healthcare facilities to maximize profits and reimbursements.

FMC's Organized Cleaning Process

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

  • All rolling stock being sterilized is tagged, using department specific, color-coded ID bands by hospital personnel. This ensures that all equipment will be returned to its original location.
  • Hospital departments are given a schedule for delivering equipment to the staging area.
  • All items in the hospital are saturated with a hospital-grade disinfectant to neutralize any potential infectious agents.
  • All equipment is inspected.
  • All hair, tape, string, etc. from non-electrical equipment is removed.
  • Minor repairs and adjustments are performed as well as the replacement of wheels, casters, rubber chair tips, etc.
  • All surfaces of equipment are sterilized using 380° steam at 1300 psi.
  • All surfaces are dried utilizing extraction, compressed air, and sterile microfiber cloths.
  • All inventory and serviced rolling stock is certified and inspected.
  • All equipment is returned to a clean staging area designated by the hospital.

Benefits

  • Reduce number of hospital-acquired infections due to contaminated surfaces. 
  • Create a safer environment for patients, doctors, nurses, and staff.
  • Maintain all rolling stock in optimal working condition, thus reducing avoidable expenditures.
  • Build an accurate inventory of all serviced equipment.
  • Arrange a schedule to take place during any hospital shift, and work closely with hospital staff during the entire process to prevent any interruption to patient care.

FMC has systems in place to ensure that all employees are trained, monitored, and compliant with hospital procedures and regulations. The FMC guarantee promises that all employees:

  • have had background checks
  • have been immunized (MMR, PPD, Tetanus, Hep-B)
  • have completed manufacturer training as certified technicians
  • wear necessary personal protective equipment at all times

FMC covers a number of types of equipment and rolling stock with its services, including but not limited to:

  • walkers
  • anesthesia carts
  • code carts
  • bassinets
  • linen hampers
  • commodes
  • step stools
  • O/R rooms
  • exam rooms
  • wheelchairs
  • mayo stands
  • I.V poles
  • BP stands
  • utility carts
  • chairs
  • lavatories
  • exam tables
  • gurneys
  • cribs
  • medicine carts
  • hoyer lifts
  • prep tables
  • monitor stands
  • garbage cans
  • scales
  • kitchens
  • procedure chairs

The processes utilized by FMC elimates 99.9% of all diseases causing micro-organisms, including but not limited to:

  • Acinetobacter
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Burholderia cepacia
  • Chickenpox )Varicella)
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Clostridium Sordelli
  • Ebola (Viral Hemorrhagic Fever)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Influenza
  • MRSA
  • Mumps
  • Noroviris
  • Pneumonia
  • Rubella
  • SARA
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola)
  • VISA
  • VRE