Sunday Sales Blast 11/8/15

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Benefits of Bleach: A Hospital Adopts a Grandmother’s Preferred Germ Killer in the fight against superbugs, better cleaning goes hand in hand with limits on how antibiotics are prescribed.

As the infection-control czar of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, Brian Koll often turns to federal and state health authorities, as well as researchers and colleagues, for the latest on controlling antibiotic-resistant germs.

Dr. Koll has an additional resource in his quest to eradicate superbugs in his seven-hospital system: his grandmother Dora. Although she has been dead 28 years, Dr. Koll says he relies on her advice every day.

Dr. Koll, 55 years old, believes some of the most effective cleaning techniques are those favored by his grandmother, who raised him in the 1960s in Edison, N.J. “My grandmother never left a crumb anywhere,” Dr. Koll says, recalling how she would get down on her knees to scrub floors. There was a vigor to her cleaning—elbow grease, he says—and she relied on one product above others: bleach.

Still, the bleach edict hasn’t been easy to implement, Dr. Koll says. The substance can be corrosive, shortening the life span of equipment such as gurneys. Housekeeping staff don’t like it because it leaves a dull film; in hospitals, there is a premium placed on shiny floors. Dr. Koll used to tinker with the cleaning-solution formula when patients or staff couldn’t tolerate the smell. These days, standard bleach wipes or spray is often used.

Many experts, while agreeing a clean hospital environment is important, maintain acquired infections can be stopped only with strict limits on how antibiotics are prescribed.

“I don’t think the major issue is to scrub and scrub the floors. I think the major issue is to have judicious use of antibiotics,” says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

We at Bullen agree and think bleach has a place where there are things like c-diff to be concerned about but for normal disinfection in places like office, schools, gym and other non-hospital settings you are better using a quat based product that people will not be against using all day and does not have issues with corrosion, worked safety and smells.

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Have a great day and an even better sales week!

Scott Jarden