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.
On another note, we also have not had any staff injuries with transferring into the new tub due to the ease of getting in and out for the resident.
Thank you so much for representing this tub. We have seen an improvement in several areas. I can’t wait to see what happens over the course of a year.