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Purifas adds two new products to its range of hygiene solutions for therapy professionals that provide absolute pillow and patient protection.
Since bursting on to the scene in 2019 and soon after becoming a multi-award winner for its flagship product — the FaceShield — Purifas has remained steadfastly committed to providing a range of fit-for-purpose hygiene solutions for therapy professionals that offers unrivalled clinical protection and comfort.
Because our bodies carry and can transfer many different pathogens (both harmful and non-harmful), any shared surface or piece of equipment in a clinical environment becomes an infection risk.
According to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, any piece of equipment that is shared among clients should be sanitised with a disinfecting agent and then covered with a single-use physical protection barrier between each client.
Airmid Healthgroup in Ireland, a leading biomedical contract research organisation specialising in aerobiology, carried out a pillow check-up where a large number of pillows across Ireland were tested at their laboratories to measure levels of mould, allergens and bacteria — 100% of pillows tested were contaminated with bacteria.
The results revealed that:
Acting as hygienic, physical barriers, the PillowGuard range has been specifically developed to:
Our recyclable Purifas® PillowGuard is a single-use medical grade pillow protector that can be easily and efficiently replaced between clients.
Saliva and water resistant, and with bacterial filtering properties, our PillowGuard Recyclable reduces the risk of infection that comes from using a shared pillow.
Durable, soft and noiseless, our recyclable pillow protectors are stitched using thermal staking to ensure they remain 100% recyclable.
With an additional internal flap, our recyclable PillowGuard fully encases and protects the pillow, preventing the pillow from yellowing and extending its lifespan.
Our reusable PillowGuard is a medical grade pillow protector manufactured from a combined fabric and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), which means it can be easily and quickly cleaned and sanitised between clients by simply wiping with an antibacterial wipe.
Bacteria, saliva and water resistant, our PillowGuard Reusable is also 100% machine washable.
The zipped closure fully encases and protects the pillow, extending its lifespan and preventing it from turning yellow.
This versatile pillowcase has not only been designed to withstand the day-to-day use in a clinic environment but with the same level of comfort and breathability as a fabric pillowcase it is also suitable for domestic use.
For best hygiene practice and to fulfil a therapist’s duty of care, we strongly recommend that the PillowGuard Recyclable and PillowGuard Reusable are used simultaneously.
Take a look at the evidence-based best practices steps for all therapy settings that have been developed by Purifas.
WORLD'S FIRST RESEARCH ― A significant amount of government funding is consistently allocated to research into infection risks and prevention in hospital environments, however, the same can't be said for therapy environments. This lack of research prompted us to commission our own preliminary research into the infection risks associated with therapy beds, with a focus on the transmission of both bacteria and saliva. The results are in and they will shock you!
Have you ever considered how much it really costs to use towels in your clinic? Not just the cost of purchasing the towels but the ongoing cost of using and maintaining the towels? We have. And we think you’ll be surprised!