EHOB®'s PVC and PVC/PU Materials Resist Bacterial Growth In Mattresses

As seen in the Consultant Connection August 2014 Issue
Bacteria and fungi can flourish almost anywhere organic material can be found. This includes hospitals, retirement facilities and home-care settings. Some of these microorganisms can cause allergic reactions, infection, and even death.
Unlike topical treatments, which may lose their effectiveness after cleaning, the antibacterial properties of EHOB®'s formulas remain active throughout the useful life of the product. This is achieved by blending in precise amounts of bacteria-fighting additives, directly into the formulation of the product. These additives slowly and continuously migrate to the surface of the mattress to inhibit the growth of bacteria. So even immediately after cleaning, fresh, anti-microbial is making its way to the products' surface. And that includes those "hard to reach" areas too!
The effectiveness of any anti-microbial in prohibiting the growth of microorganisms is dependent on the type of additive selected as well as its presence in sufficient amounts on the surface of the product. To demonstrate the bacteria-fighting effectiveness of the EHOB® PVC and PVC/PU blend materials, they were subjected to an Agar Plate Test inoculated with ten ( 10) microorganisms commonly found in healthcare facilities. Unlike topical treatments, which may lose their effectiveness after cleaning, the antibacterial properties of EHOB®’s formulas remain active throughout the useful life of the product.
ICP’s Medical Supply Division has the Extended Care Mattress Overlay and Waffle Seat Cushion available.
Features:
  • Waffle Mattress overlay
    • w 600 lb. weight capacity
  • Waffle Seat Cushion
    • w 300 lb weight capacity
  • Low Profile design
  • Pressure redistribution and comfort
  • Microclimate – waffle hole pattern promotes natural airflow
  • Static air technology
  • Bariatric sizes available

For more information call 877.228.8278 and our customers service representatives can assist you.
Note: Independent tests were performed by Northview Laboratories, Inc.

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