Chicago Faucets releases white paper: Reducing the risk of HAIs in healthcare facilities

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bacteria.

September 06, 2016 |

Des Plaines, IL: Chicago Faucets announces the release of a new white paper, Reducing the Risk of HAIs in Healthcare Facilities, which discusses products and solutions designed specifically to assist in reducing the transmission of bacteria in healthcare facilities. It also discusses the importance of hand hygiene, explaining how improvements in hand washing can help combat transmissions of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella from the water supply to patients and hospital personnel.

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bacteria: adjustments in water flow and temperature, chemical treatment, and antibacterial treatment. Also discussed are product options specifically designed to assist in reducing the transmission of bacteria by both hands and water such as thermostatic mixing valves and programmable touch-free faucets.

The white paper touches on the Affordable Care Act’s strong financial incentive to reduce the spread of bacteria. Approximately 1.7 million HAIs occur in the U.S. hospitals each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in healthcare costs.

To learn more about reducing the risk of HAIs, download a PDF of the Chicago Faucets Reducing the Risk of HAIs in Healthcare Facilities white paper at http://www.chicagofaucets.com/pdf/CF2088.pdf

The Chicago Faucet Company is part of the Geberit Group, a European market leader and global provider of sanitary technology. Since 1901, The Chicago Faucet Company, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, has offered commercial and residential products built to stand the test of time. A combination of the best engineering, finest materials, and quality workmanship has made Chicago Faucets the specified choice in many of the finest building projects throughout North America.

As European market leader, the Geberit Group is a global provider in the area of plumbing technology with sales of CHF 2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees in over 40 countries worldwide.

For additional information, contact The Chicago Faucet Company at 2100 South Clearwater Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018, or call 800-566-2100. You can also visit Chicago Faucets at chicagofaucets.com.

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