Preventing pathogenic organisms that are found in healthcare environments is a primary goal for any responsible healthcare provider or hospital administrator. However, people who spend time in a hospital setting quickly learn of the considerable amount of waste that’s generated in the name of infection prevention. Single-use plastic products are often discarded haphazardly, only to end up in a landfill.
Varidyn knows there is a better, more sustainable way to perform excellent hygiene fluid management in the hospital setting. Read on to learn about using innovative and sustainable disposable products.
Managing Hygiene in a Responsible Way
Patients in the hospital setting have hygiene fluid management needs just like anyone else. But helping patients manage their urine and other bodily fluids safely and conveniently traditionally generates a significant amount of waste. Handling patient waste also introduces the possibility of cross-contamination and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Fortunately, Varidyn’s hygiene management product line offers a way to achieve both goals simultaneously, helping reduce waste and avoid the spread of infection from the source.
How Can a Disposable Hygiene Fluid Management Product Be Sustainable?
Novel products made from recyclable materials can help solve the problem of managing body fluids safely and efficiently while also working toward a more sustainable world. For example, this urinal hygienic cover is a superabsorbent pad that can absorb up to 700 milliliters of fluid in just 30 seconds. This means that there is no cross-contamination of fluids, no splashing, no cleaning, and no transportation necessary.
Infection control using sustainable and disposable materials can help both patients and the world they live within. According to Varidyn’s associated product manufacturer, in 2020 alone, 300 tons of material from post-production incontinence diapers were diverted from landfills to create super-absorbable liners. Hospital administrators can feel good about investing in sustainable absorbent pad products that have the following features:
- Instead of using virgin resources, they are created from recycled resources. The pads are made from 99 percent post-production incontinence product waste. The plastic that is used to create the associated bags is made from 30 percent recycled material, and the associated plastic supports are also 100 percent recyclable.
- The manufacturer has committed to a waste reduction goal of zero waste.
- The pad manufacturer manages the creation of 90 percent of its own products, with suppliers all located within a radius of fewer than 50 kilometers. This proximity of supply means that products always remain accessible and available, regardless of market disruptions.
- Because the manufacturer keeps operations local and uses recycled materials, emissions are greatly reduced. Additionally, the manufacturing process generates no polluting substances, additives, perfumes, deodorants, or antibacterial products.
In addition to these great benefits, reducing infection with sustainable absorbable materials can also generate a high ROI for healthcare businesses looking to control costs. Controlling pathogens that lead to HAIs can make a significant difference in reimbursement and can help preserve any healthcare organization’s operating budget.
Partnering With Varidyn for Sustainable Infection Control
It is possible to keep your staff, patients, and visitors safe while protecting the health of the environment, as well. Varidyn has everything you need to accomplish your goal of reducing contamination sustainably. Our products and services can help increase your ROI today.
To learn more, call Varidyn at 800-827-3035!