Technology Actively Monitored in Facilities
The effects of the technology have also been monitored in many healthcare facilities across Europe and the US, showing major reductions in infectious outbreaks and bacteria surface counts.
Village at Manor Park Healthcare & Community Living, Wisconsin, USA
When comparing the facility’s overall nosocomial respiratory infections pre- and post-implementation of the Novaerus technology, the overall nosocomial infection rate declined significantly by 79% (p < 0.001). Independently, each wing also saw a statistically significant decrease in respiratory infections:
- Park View, 69% decline
- Terrace View, 80% decline
- Sunny View, 84% decline
Bucharest Emergency University Hospital, Romania
In the case of the air samples collected during the period of operation of the system, the number of colony-forming units was up to 87% lower than in the case of air samples collected before the system started to be used for fungi, up to 89% lower for bacteria and up to 100% lower for Staphylococcus (staf.cg+).
Edgehill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania, USA
Prior to implementation of Novaerus technology, the facility sum total of nosocomial infections related to respiratory etiologies tallied 30. In the period after Novaerus implementation, the facility sum total of nosocomial infections related to respiratory etiologies in Novaerus installed rooms tallied 19, which is a decline of 36%. Implementation of the Novaerus technology has contributed significantly to the infection control, as well as quality improvement efforts at Edgehill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Meadow View Nursing Center, Pennsylvania, USA
Prior to implementation of Novaerus technology, the facility’s sum total of nosocomial infections related to respiratory etiologies (NRI) tallied 93. In the period after Novaerus implementation, the facility’s sum total of nosocomial infections related to respiratory etiologies tallied 21, which is a decline of 77.42%. Additionally, when reviewing infection control results of each individual floor of this skilled nursing facility, results show a positive trend consistently as follows:
- Floor One – 39 NRIs Pre-Novaerus; 14 NRIs Post-Novaerus – 64.10% decline
- Floor Two – 31 NRIs Pre-Novaerus; 6 NRIs Post-Novaerus -80.65% decline
- Floor Three – 23 NRIs Pre-Novaerus; 1 NRI Post-Novaerus -95.65% decline
Uzsoki Hospital Budapest, Hungary
“Since Novaerus airborne infection control technology has been installed in our department – comparing to previous years’ trends – there have been no outbreaks (MRSA, Clostridium difficile, Influenza) and the air quality has generally improved; bad odour formerly detected from time-to-time in the wards and permanently in the laundry storage area has been completely eliminated by now.”
Dr. Med. Sándor Egerszegi, Head of Department
Uzsoki Hospital Budapest, Pulmonology