Infection prevention and control is required to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases in all health care settings. Infection prevention and control demands a basic understanding of the epidemiology of diseases; risk factors that increase patient susceptibility to infection; and the practices, procedures and treatments that may result in infections.
The design of healthcare equipment, especially in seating, can have an impact on infection prevention and control in facilities. This article outlines the risks and potential impact of clinical seating.
Health care-associated infections:
SEATING MATTER SOLUTIONS:
For Seating Matters a patients health is top priority but this can be compromised when the correct seating equipment is not available to give them optimum level of care. This can impact on length of stay, quality of life and financial costs to the family, patient and the care setting and the risk of developing HAI, pressure injuries or having a fall due to inappropriate seating equipment. Seating Matters surfaces from their seating equipment are easily cleaned and will withstand the rigours of hospital cleaning and disinfection.
The Seating Matters chairs are designed to meet stringent infection control and prevention measures in hospitals and long term care and nursing homes.
The addition of weldable seams acts as a barrier to fluid and contamination. The fabric surface is engineered specifically with pressure care in mind. This not only has a benefit in terms of patient safety but can prolong the life of the quality finished seating equipment.