Transfer patients, not pathogens

June 17, 2022
safe patient transfer

In the course of a hospital stay, a patient may be transferred one, two, or multiple times. While necessary for diagnostic or therapeutic interventions, patient transfers can also lead to the transfer of infectious agents. Pathogens, including resistant, hard-to-treat bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile, may be passed from patient to caregiver, then from caregiver to other patients.1,2

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) like these are a growing and dangerous threat, sickening hundreds of thousands of patients a year and responsible for more than 75,000 deaths.3

Positioned for Protection

Because bacteria and viruses can thrive on common hospital materials and fabrics4, choosing antimicrobial transfer and positioning products can help reduce the risk of infection by killing germs before they have a chance to spread. AliMed is a leader in advanced infection control solutions for hospitals and other healthcare settings. AliMed's easy-to-clean Soft Wipeable Gait Belts and Antimicrobial-Treated Gait Belts are infused with silver ion technology, one of the most potent and safest antimicrobials available5, and are designed to inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria, mold, yeasts, and fungi for the life of the product. For optimum protection during patient lifting, AliMed’s Disposable Single Patient Lifter Slings help reduce cross-contamination at a fraction of the cost of reusable nylon slings. For positioning needs, AliMed’s Protecta-Coat™ Antimicrobial Patient Positioners also feature antimicrobial protection with a durable vinyl coating that is seamless and impervious to fluids for easy cleaning.

Learn more about AliMed’s safe patient handling tools, positioning products, and other infection control solutions.

Disinfect and Protect

AliMed’s line of disinfectants, wipes, and other cleaning products make it quick and easy to protect any environment from dangerous pathogens.

  • SaniGuard® Total Release sanitizes and disinfects an entire room in just 15 minutes, killing 99.9% of flu viruses, MRSA bacteria, and more.
  • PDI® Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes kill a wide spectrum of pathogens in three minute. Tested effective against 44 clinically relevant microorganisms.
  • DisCide® ULTRA Disinfectant is the only one-step hospital-level disinfectant clinically proven to kill pathogens in one minute. Effective against TB, HBV, HBC, MRSA, E.coli, and more.
  • PureGreen24™ disinfects hard, nonporous surfaces without bleaching and is effective against MRSA and Influenza A Flu (H1N1). Offers unique, 24-hour protection against staph, salmonella, and E. coli.




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