Avoid Outbreaks of Legionella
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the main focus should be all types of healthcare facilities. Recent examples include: an Ohio hospital had a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that resulted in eight illnesses and one death. One month later, an Atlanta Hotel had an outbreak that resulted in 11 guests diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. This is a life-threatening form of pneumonia that occurs when the Legionella bacterium is inhaled.
Since Covid19 many closed or limited use buildings with showers have not resumed regular busy hours. It is not just hospitals, long term care centers or clinics that should be concerned about Legionella. Hotels, schools, offices and athletic facilities may also have the Legionella bacterium in their water systems.
The Auto-Drain Shower System adds Stagnation Prevention to our Patient Care Line of Products
The Auto-Drain Shower System is the first-of-its-kind shower that automatically drains standing water from the diverter pipe and hand-spray hose purges residual water, helping to prevent the growth of harmful waterborne pathogens, like Legionella. Auto-Drain shower systems are ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, long term care, assisted living, schools, gyms, athletic centers, stadiums, churches, camps, offices and other places where showers may be shut down for periods of time.