The Adoption of Hydrosense Testing Technology for Reducing Legionella Risk in Healthcare in the US
“The Hydrosense kits are a screening tool, which saves time and money and allows clients to test more sample points (…) This could not be done with traditional lab culture testing.”
LEGIONELLA IN HEALTHCARE
Worldwide, cases of hospital acquired Legionnaires’ disease have been on the rise, with research showing that the potentially fatal bug is present in 12-85% of all hospital water systems. A study carried out by CDC found that 19% of cases are associated with long-term care facilities and 15% with hospitals. The majority of cases have been linked to Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1.
Legionnaires’ disease is life-threatening unless treated quickly. This is especially true in healthcare facilities where mortality rates are as high as 40% due to the vulnerability of residents. Because of this, such facilities should be highly aware of the risks and where they come from and should aim to reduce risk factors to 0 by using a preventative approach to water system management.
ABOUT TRUSTED WATER
Trusted Water is a water service company based in the US. The company specialises in on-site water quality management. Trusted Water designs water management programs for healthcare facilities and provides water testing services as well as DIY water inspection kits for this sector.
Trusted Water specializes in water management programs, certification and monitoring for healthcare, educational, residential, and business clients. By utilizing onsite and remote water quality testing they