There has always been an important need, now more than ever, to ensure that textiles and soft furnishings provide barrier protection in the patient/caregiver environment. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in Wales quipped their facilities with SleepAngel barried bedding to improve caregiver and patient safety as it is 100% barrier to viruses (incl. Coronavirus), pathogens, allergens and liquids, while being comfortable and sustainable to maintain.
Hospital pillows, mattresses and blankets can become infected with a range of pathogens including Coronavirus (1). When the head or body is laid on the typical soft surface or is moved, air escapes the pillow and can contaminate the patient environment – creating a risk of cross-infection to patient and caregiver alike.
To improve caregiver and patient safety, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in Wales equipped their facilities with SleepAngel mattresses, pillows and blankets – CE Medical Device barrier bedding that is clinically and scientifically proven (2) to be a 100% barrier to pathogens (incl. Coronavirus). The Health Board has therefore reduced infection risk and upgraded patient/caregiver protection and added SleepAngel Medical Barrier Bedding to their ‘Safe Clean Care’ infection prevention programme which has been implemented to reduce infection risk and provide a safe clean environment for patients and caregivers.
“PneumaPure technology was created to fight healthcare acquired infections. The combination of specialist materials and innovation – welded seams, liquid proof yet breathable cover material and nano porous filter composite – allow soft surfaces to be handled similarly as hard surfaces. They can be disinfected using standard protocols and used for other patients. As a result, time and costs related to traditional bedding (washing, transport, extra stock) is removed and patient comfort is improved as bedding does not require additional protective covers,” says SleepAngel / Gabriel Scientific founder and CEO Sven Jürisoo.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales. Its mission is to improve health and deliver excellent care. https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/
SleepAngel / Gabriel Scientific
SleepAngel Products are patent protected and produced by Gabriel Scientific, a life sciences company specialising in filter-based infection prevention and control in over 30 countries worldwide. info@SleepAngel-Medical.com
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