The Problem: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized that hospital acquired infections are one of the major problems in America’s hospitals. The organisms that are prevalent are increasingly virulent MRSA, VRA, influenza, norovirus, C. difficile.
The Solution: Barrier defense is the only truly effective form of infection protection. ZeroScope stethoscope covers provide 100% effective barrier defense.
We recently did a number of ATP tests using the Hygiena System Sure Plus on a random sampling of stethoscopes being actively used by physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers (and even a couple of hosptial toilets). The results are astounding as displayed above. Only ZeroScope had a perfect score of 0 while other stethoscopes in active patient care situations scored exponentially higher (even higher than the toilet seat).
Recent studies have shown stethoscopes to have greater than 90% contamination rates and nearly 25% with virulent strains of MRSA, VRE, C. difficile, Influenza, Norovirus, and others.
The average medial costs of hospital acquired infections and associated liabilities and lawsuits are astronomical and burdening our healthcare system with unnecessary costs.
ZeroScope provide a simple and universal single use method to prevent transmission with minimal costs.
We live in an era of epidemic antibioic resistance, virulence, and prevalence. 120 million patients visit US Emergency departments each year many more in clinics, offices and urgent cares. New awareness, methods, and enforcement of prevention are now the norm for patient protection.
From trade shows to Continuing Medical Education (CME) events to special hospital events, the ZeroScope team is constantly traveling to spread awareness of better patient protection via our stethoscope barrier.
You can find trade shows and events the ZeroScope team will be attending here.