ENVIRONMENTAL DISINFECTION PROGRAM

SilvaClean® Antimicrobial Laundry Technology

Fight pathogens with every fiber.
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Wash in pathogen-fighting power

Strict protocols require linens and apparel to be both clean and hygienic before leaving the laundry. But as they make their way to the patient, clean linens can pick up pathogens that live on hospital equipment and bed rails, as well as visitors, staff and clinicians.
The EPA considers linens to be fomites, or carriers, of these pathogens, which can transfer to your patients and lead to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

60%

of hospital staff uniforms are contaminated with bacteria1

6 touch points

Clean linens are touched about six times between washing and patient use2

Reduce contamination with SilvaClean

EPA-approved to reduce post-laundry contamination

SilvaClean holds the first ever public health claim for a residual laundry additive to reduce post laundry contamination, inhibiting the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria and fungi (mold and mildew) in products to which it is applied.3

Easy to use

Adding SilvaClean to your laundry system does not require changes in hospital process or purchasing new linens.

Help lower HAI rates

Hospital-acquired infection rates declined 43% at three hospitals when SilvaClean was implemented as part of a comprehensive infection prevention program.4

Talk to an expert about SilvaClean

Complete this form and a Medline Representative will contact you within three business days to talk about how SilvaClean’s antimicrobial treatment can help you fight post-laundry contamination.

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REFERENCES:
1. Yonit Wiener-Well Y, Galuty M, Rudensky B, Schlesinger Y, Attias D, et al. Nursing and physician attire as possible source of nosocomial infections. Am J Infect Control. 2011;39(7):555-559.Available at: https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(11)00117-9/abstract. Accessed May 25, 2021.
2. Cohen B, Hyman S, Rosenberg L, Larson E. Frequency of Patient Contact with Health Care Personnel and Visitors: Implications for Infection Prevention. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety / Joint Commission Resources. 2012;38(12):560-565.
3. Data on file.
4. Magill SS, Edwards JR, Bamberg W, et al. Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care-Associated Infections. New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 370:1198-208. Available at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1306801. Accessed May 25, 2021.
5. Environmental Protection Agency approved SilvaClean product label. Available at: https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/090335-00001-20190308.pdf. Accessed May 25, 2021.

SilvaClean is a registered trademark of Applied Silver, Inc.