Did you know that approximately 452 people acquire a healthcare associated infection every day?
Guarantee your peace of mind with our FaceShield at your next health practitioner visit!
A 2017 study of Australian hospitals found that the rate of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) is about 165,000 per year, primarily due to lack of hygiene practice - that is, bacterial transfer onto shared surfaces and hands of healthcare workers. (1)
Furthermore, a study of Australia Teaching Hospitals found that only 30% of staff were found to follow hygiene protocol when unmonitored, leaving you more susceptible to contracting infectious diseases such the influenza virus. (2)
Whilst current common practice is to use a towel or sheet over the massage bed, the greatest risk lies in where the most bacteria is transmitted, the face hole, which is often the least protected area.
The face hole can be a hub for the transmission of spit, saliva, skin cells and airborne germs which remain on the surface between clients.
Purifas' revolutionary FaceShield was specifically designed with this in mind, with its patented skirt providing greater protection from germs that may have been passed from patient to bed.
Our clinical research shows that the bacterial filtration properties of our FaceShield reduces your exposure to other people’s potentially harmful bacteria, so you can be reassured that the bed you lie on is safer and healthier.
1) Mitchell BG, Shaban RZ, MacBeth D, et al .The burden of healthcare-associated infection in Australian hospitals: a systematic review of the literature. Infection, Disease & Health 2017;22:117–28.doi:10.1016/j.idh.2017.07.0012) McLaws M-L; Pantle AC; Fitzpatrick KR; Hughes CF, 2009, 'Improvements in hand hygiene across New South Wales public hospitals: Clean hands save lives, Part III', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 191, pp. S18 - S25,
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!