Since the mid-1990s, there has been an explosion in the number of MRSA infections reported in populations that weren’t exposed to the bacteria in the health care system. This increase in the incidence of infections has been associated with new MRSA clones known as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). CA-MRSA strains differ from the healthcare-associated MRSA strains because they typically infect a different group of patients, cause different clinical syndromes and differ in antimicrobial susceptibility patterns. They also spread rapidly among healthy people in the community.
As a result, police officers and firefighters become vulnerable because of their daily interactions with the public. Many become exposed to MRSA when they have physical contact with the exposed skin of an infected person. This can happen as they are performing medical care, body searches or while detaining or transporting an infected person to a police station or hospital.
If a police officer or firefighter becomes infected, CA-MRSA can quickly spread among first responders. Some risk factors associated with CA-MRSA outbreaks include:
• Shared equipment & electronics
• Frequent skin-to-skin contact
• Skin abrasions
• Crowded living/bunking conditions
• Close proximity when working in police & medical vehicles
Superbugs Require a Super Solution*┼
Registered for use in multiple use sites and areas, SteraMist™ BIT™ offers effective broad spectrum surface disinfection, reaching surfaces that other disinfectants/decontaminants can’t. To reduce the spread of infectious pathogens, utilize the SteraMist™ Surface Unit to disinfect/decontaminate treated surfaces, which may contain the multi drug resistant organism Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
A fully portable hand-held, fast acting point and spray disinfection system, the SteraMist™ Surface Unit disinfects/decontaminates hard non-porous high touch surfaces and equipment in seven minutes after application, including:
• Police vehicles
• Fire trucks & ambulances
• Detaining areas/cells
• Light switches
• Door knobs/handles
• Communal areas/rooms
See emergency transport for recommended use of the SteraMist™ Surface Unit when disinfecting/decontaminating vehicles.
A transportable remotely controlled whole room fogging system, the SteraMist™ Environment System is ideal for disinfecting/decontaminating larger spaces, including:
• Locker Rooms
• Waiting rooms/lobbies
A powerful technology in fighting the spread of bacteria*┼, SteraMist™ BIT™ is great for use in both Police Stations and Fire Stations because it’s:
• Easily incorporated into current cleaning procedures
• Lightweight and easy to transport
• Economical, non-corrosive, and easy to apply
• Effective against pathogenic bacteria*┼
• A multi-purpose, multi-room, multi-surface daily disinfectant
Integrate the SteraMist™ Surface Unit or SteraMist™ Environment System into your current disinfection protocols. 800-525-1698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*SteraMistTM Surface Unit: Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus) (Staph) (ATCC# 6538), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pseudomonas) (ATCC# 15442), and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (ATCC# 33592)
┼SteraMistTM Environment System: Clostridium difficile spores (C. diff) (ATCC# 43598), Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus) (Staph) (ATCC# 6538), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pseudomonas) (ATCC# 15442)