The Best Healthcare Hygiene

Saraya Healthcare Hygiene combines all aspects of Infection countermeasures through hygiene, medical device reprocessing, surface cleaning, and disinfection. We are also a major contributor to education and research on infection prevention and control. Saraya publishes quarterly magazines, handbooks and manual posters. In addition, we offer live support through lectures and scholarly presentations, backing up the infection prevention and control field with our own research.

Hand Hygiene is an important tool in infection prevention. We teach you how to improve it.

Hand Hygiene

The two leading sets of guidelines on hand hygiene in healtcare settings are published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These guidelines have been prepared to improve patient health and safety through correct, evidence-based hand hygiene. Each guideline is a compendium of critical knowledge, data and know-how on hand hygiene in the medical field.
Indications for Hand Hygiene

If hands are not visibly soiled, hand disinfection is recommended for routine hand antisepsis in healthcare settings. When handrub is not available or hands are visibly soiled, wash hands with soap and water.

Types of Hand Hygiene

Hygienic hand antisepsis consists of hygienic hand wash and hygienic handrub, and the objective is to reduce the transient microbial flora, while surgical hand antisepsis is to eliminate transient flora and reduce resident skin flora before surgical operations.

Hand Washing

Wet hands with water and apply a sufficient amount of soap necessary to cover all surfaces. Rinse hands with water and dry thoroughly with a clean single-use towel. It requires 40 to 60 seconds to achieve effective hand washing.

Hand Wash Method

Hand Disinfection

Apply adequate amount of alcohol based handrub and cover all surfaces of the hands. It requires 20 to 30 seconds to achieve effective hand disinfection.

Effective Disinfection Method

My 5 Moments

For appropriate timing of hand hygiene, the concept of 'My 5 Moments' can be utilized. Find more about My 5 Moments.

5 May

Each year, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign calls for action to support of hand hygiene improvement globally. SARAYA actively participates in this event each year, and we ask you to do so with us. 

Visit our 5 of May page here.

Step up your environmental management procedures with SARAYA.

Environmental Management

Frequently touched surfaces that pose an infection threat to healthcare workers and patients should be regularly disinfected after skin contact since they could potentially contribute to the transmission of infectious microorganisms. The cleaning and disinfection of patient-care environment is vital, especially in the most likely to be contaminated places such as bed rails and doorknobs.

Procedure of cleaning and disinfection

Environmental surface is considered as one of the non-critical items, thus high-level disinfection is not required. The frequency and intensity of cleaning are based on the patient's level of hygiene and the degree of environmental contamination.

Frequently-touched surfaces

Frequently touched surfaces in the patient care environment such as doorknobs and bedrails are recommended to be cleaned on a more frequent schedule compared with other surfaces.

Use of cleaner and disinfectant

Select effective cleaner and disinfectant for proper environmental management such as Saracide from SARAYA. Use in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for amount, dilution, and contact time, as these are important to have the expected efficacy.

Establish policies and procedures

It is recommended to establish policies and procedures in individual healthcare facilities for routine and targeted cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces according to the level of patient contact and degree of soiling.

SARAYA provides you the tools for a perfect medical device reprocessing system.

Medical Device Reprocessing

Medical device reprocessing is one of the essential components of infection prevention and control. For smooth operation of devices and safe patient care, thorough cleaning is important prior to disinfection or sterilization. Saraya's medical device reprocessing products are developed to provide healthcare facilities with multiple washing and disinfection options for proper and effective reprocessing.

Classification of Medical Device

Medical devices are categorized as Critical, Semicritical and Noncritical items according to the degree of risk for infection involved in the use of the items. Each category requires different reprocessing methods including cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.

Cleaning

Cleaning is the removal of visible soil such as blood and body fluids from devices and is normally accomplished using water with detergent or enzymatic products such as SARAYA Power Quick Series.

Disinfection

Disinfection is a process that eliminates many or all pathogenic microorganisms, except a large number of bacterial spores, from devices. Usually, liquid chemicals such as Acecide or wet pasteurization are used in healthcare settings.

Sterilization

Sterilization is a process that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life including bacterial spores. Usually, steam under pressure, dry heat, EtO gas, hydrogen peroxide as plasma and liquid chemicals are commonly used in healthcare settings.

Education and promotion of healthcare hygiene was never more important. Learn with SARAYA how to set up hygiene at your facilities.

Education & Promotion for Healthcare Hygiene

Changing the attitude is one of the most difficult challenges in Infection Prevention and Control. Here are several sources and tools to help you promote a proper Infection Prevention at your facility.
WHO Clean Care is Safer Care Campaign

To reduce medical adverse events, the WHO launched the Global Patient Safety Program in 2004. As part of its first challenge to improve patient safety worldwide, the WHO started engaging in the "Clean Care is Safer Care" program to promote hand hygiene since 2005.

Support for WHO Patient Safety Action

SARAYA supports the WHO action for the promotion of Patient Safety all over the world as a member of Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) which is a collaboration association between the World Health Organization Patient Safety Programme and industries.

HosCom International

Our own healthcare magazine. HosCom provides information on infection prevention and control, aiming to establish communications between healthcare workers and SARAYA.

HosCom International 2020 volume 1
 HosCom International 2020
Useful Tools

Download our full collection of useful tools for improving infection prevention and control in your facilities.

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