Shield Your Patients
The stethoscope is an extension of the practitioner and has become the foundation for medical care worldwide. It is proven that the stethoscope is a source of transmission of various microorganisms from patient to patient. It’s time to take action and give your patients the care they deserve.
68.3% of physicians’ stethoscopes were contaminated with 92% having coagulase-negative staphylococcus
(Alothman, A., Open Infectious Diseases Journal, 3, 80-82. 2009)
MRSA was detected in 70% of stethoscopes
(Dias, C., Revista De Microbiologia, 28(2), 82-84, 1997)
deaths each year
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of bacteria combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year, with the annual cost range to be around $11 billion.
(Klevens, R Monina et al. Estimating Health Care-associated Infections and Deaths in U.S. Hospitals, 2002, Public Health Reports 122.2 (2007): 160-166