"The Zimek System is easy to use and well accepted by the staff. Using the System as part of a comprehensive MRSA infection reduction program, we have seen a reduction in HAI with MRSA from 1.0/1,000 patient days in the third quarter 2008... to 0.4/1,000 patient days for the fourth quarter 2010. The Zimek System was used at our LTACH [Long-Term Acute Care Hospital] in November 2009 during an Acinetobacter infection outbreak. This facility has not seen this pathogen causing an infection, or found it in the environment for over a year."
"As pathogens become more resistant to antibiotics, environmental cleaning and disinfection become more important than ever. Patient safety and financial reimbursement changes require new approaches to infection prevention, and at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, the Zimek System is a big part. Our experience with the Zimek System has been fantastic, and I appreciate the opportunity to share our program's success."
Doris Dimmitt, SM, CIC, MPH
Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare