RepScrubs Partners with Premier, S2S Global to Help More Hospitals Prevent Infections
SANFORD, Florida—October TK, 2017—RepScrubs® a Florida based Company, has partnered with Premier Inc. one of the nation’s largest healthcare Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs). Under the new agreement, Premier’s manufacturing division S2S Global will begin manufacturing an exclusive line of RepScrubs® Time Sensitive Vendor Attire, a one-time-use, recyclable surgical scrub outfit designed specifically for the thousands of surgical equipment sales representatives who visit operating rooms every day. The line of S2S manufactured RepScrubs® will be made available to Premier’s hospital network of over 3600 facilities nationwide.
The RepScrubs system offers hospitals a unique way of improving hospital security, infection prevention initiatives, and adherence to regulatory guidelines, while reducing costs, and enabling hospitals to better control and manage vendor access. RepScrubs places a web-based ScrubPort dispensing system in the hospital. Vendors register on the RepScrubs® website, create a PIN and vend a complete disposable surgical outfit each time they enter a member facility. The RepScrubs® software and web-based reporting further allows hospital staff to monitor and manage the vendor’s access to ORs and clinical staff areas while shifting the cost of that vendor’s attire, back to the vendor.
“Surgical Sales Representatives provide a valuable service and are essential business partners within the healthcare spectrum, but the Street-scrubs they often wear throughout the day while traveling from hospital to hospital may carry deadly pathogens that can pose a danger to both patients and the public” said Jeff Feuer, President and CEO of RepScrubs LLC.
According to a study published by the American Journal of Infection Control and conducted by the University of Arizona, “some 79 percent of unwashed operating room scrubs tested positive for gram positive cocci ” In a separate study by Duke University Hospital, new bacteria was found on nurses scrubs following their shifts 19 out of 120 times, the most common bacteria found on the scrubs being Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA.
“RepScrubs® ensures every rep entering an operating room is wearing clean disposable scrubs dispensed onsite, and is properly documented as adhering to sterile protocol and regulatory guidelines giving administrators a new tool in fighting hospital acquired infections (HAIs).
Switching to RepScrubs® outfits from hospital-provided cotton scrubs can save hospitals approximately $30,000 per year. But by reducing the risks associated with surgical infections, hospitals can save even more. According to the Journal American Medical Association September 2013 “The average cost of a surgical site infection (SSI) is $22,785.” By employing RepScrubs, hospitals can bolster their infection prevention to help tackle HAIs and create better patient outcomes while lowering costs.
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