Hospital burn units receive patients with critical skin and tissue injuries that seriously compromise both their health and their ability to fight off life threatening infections. As the largest organ in the body, the skin’s physical barrier provides primary protection against infection. When the skin is damaged, harmful bacteria directly infiltrate the body, resulting in infection. Statistically, infection is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, causing 61% of deaths.
Due to their increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents, bacteria of particular concern are:
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE)
This makes aggressive infection control mission-critical in preventing infection and improving patient outcomes. A clinically proven lighting technology, Indigo-Clean, uses a narrow wavelength of visible light to kill these bacteria and other pathogens —safely, automatically & continuously—with the flick of a lighting switch.
In addition to being the market leader in 405nm visible light disinfection technology, Kenall has decades of experience in sealed, certified medical lighting that helps prevent the spread of infection, while providing superior lighting performance. Regardless of the Kenall product you choose, you can be confident that we will stand behind it.