The Apollo tub with remedy UV infection control systems has helped our facility to reduce infections since we installed the tub 8 years ago. Recently our rate of infections started to rise. After we consulted with our Apollo rep, Doug Jones, he recommended only using the Apollo skin care and cleaning solutions. We, for a period of time, had gotten away from using only Apollo products. We stopped using the various bath and body products that resident families brought in, and went to strictly using the Apollo products. We are happy to report that our rate of infections has come back down. We would highly recommend the Apollo Bathing System with Remedy UV systems and Apollo Solutions for any nursing facility.
Paula Turner RN, DON
Director of Nursing
Wanted to let you, and anyone else interested, know how wonderful our experience with the Apollo whirlpool tub has been. Our residents just absolutely LOVE this tub! We have some residents that we have bathing challenges to say the least; when we introduced them to the whirlpool tub, we no longer have them refusing baths. This is great for them, they seem to really enjoy the entire process now! Great success for our nursing staff. As we enter our budget planning session for the 2011 year, we are working really diligently to get another Apollo whirlpool tub for another spa room. We currently have four spa rooms and I would love to have a whirlpool in each one! Thank you for always being available to answer questions and coming on-site to help us with our more challenging questions.
Karen Snavely RN, BSN
Resident Care Director
I just completed reviewing my infection control log and my skin log. I checked infections prior to installing the new Apollo tub with UV action and I am excited to say that we are definitely doing something right. UTI’s—residents with a UTI previous to installing tub averaged 1.5 per month. This has gone down to .5 right now as we haven’t had anyone with a UTI in December and the one infection we had was a resident with chronic infections that does not drink water well. Cellulitis—We averaged 1 a month prior to installing the tub and now we are at 0. No skin infections since September. Skin tears—We had skin tears almost weekly on various residents due to the difficulty of getting into the old tub. Now we have no skin tears related to the whirlpool.
Thanks so much for setting up the Apollo Tub for us and giving our staff the in-service on the function and disinfecting of the tub. This tub has been extremely beneficial to our staff and residents and helped us with improving our Quality outcomes in several clinical areas. One area of note is specifically our Infection Control program. Prior to the installation of the tub we were running about 15 Urinary Tract Infections per month. In the last two months since the tub was delivered and set up we have been averaging about 7-8 UTI’s per month, and the majority of these are chronic UTI’s caused by urinary retention. I want to express our gratitude for your contribution to the success or our Infection Control Program.
Apollo has been the industry leader and champion of innovation in bathing systems, infection control and skincare for over 40 years, serving the needs of Long Term Care and Senior Care professionals while delighting their residents.