Manchester Manor Health Care Center, a 126-bed skilled nursing facility, implemented WellAir's portable air disinfection devices, the Protect 200 and the Protect 900, throughout the main hallways and selected areas. This study compares the total number of nosocomial respiratory infections and nosocomial C. difficile infections before and after implementation of the units, which use WellAir's patented NanoStrike™ technology. A 24-month review was conducted to evaluate the results.
A Nurse Risk Manager Consultant with RB Health Partners, Inc. visited the facility for two days to abstract information and review the data. The periods selected for aggregate pre- and
post-review were a 9-month time period prior to the implementation and the same 9-month period the following year, after implementation. Comparison of like periods reduces the risk of skewed data related to seasonal variances.
In the period after implementation of the Protect 900 and Protect 200 units throughout the hallways and selected areas, the total number of nosocomial respiratory infections at Manchester Manor Health Care Center decreased from 84 to 48, a 42.86% reduction.
The total number of nosocomial C. difficile infections decreased from 12 to 6, a 50% reduction.