HSI Featured in Plastics Today: The Dirty Truth about Medical Disinfection Practices
The Healthcare Surfaces Institute and HSI founder Linda Lybert were recently highlighted in Plastics Today on the incomplete disinfection practices in healthcare environments and the lack of information on the issue.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
During a Lunch and Learn presentation sponsored by Eastman at the trade show and conference, Lybert painted a fairly harrowing picture of cleaning and disinfection practices in medical facilities. Room turnover times can be as little as 20 minutes, she noted. “There can be 40 different instructions for use for disinfecting the various surfaces in that room. And many surfaces are portable, meaning lots of people interact with them. Disinfection is absolutely critical,” said Lybert. Doing that in 20 minutes? “That’s impossible,” she said.