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Protecting the LTC Facility Brand through Better Sanitization - Rick O’Shea, ByoPlanet International


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Rick O’Shea of ByoPlanet International, a solution provider at the marcus evans Long-Term Care CXO Summit Spring 2014, on the impact better sanitization could have on a long-term care facility’s …

Rick O’Shea of ByoPlanet International, a solution provider at the marcus evans Long-Term Care CXO Summit Spring 2014, on the impact better sanitization could have on a long-term care facility’s success.
Interview with: Rick O’Shea, President, ByoPlanet International

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  • 1. Interview with: Rick O’Shea, President, ByoPlanet International “Patients and their visitors are developing new illnesses from hospital stays as pathogens can linger for as long as 30 days,” says Rick O’Shea, President, ByoPlanet International. “For example, they can contract MRSA if they stay in a room where a patient had MRSA a month before. This is very prolific in hospitals and long-term care (LTC) facilities, as dangerous germs can spread fast. However, janitorial teams are not able to kill harmful organisms as they are using outdated chemicals and procedures to combat today’s germ threats,” he details. A clean environment is required for healthy staff and guests, and critical for maintaining hard-won customers and protecting the organization’s brand. ByoPlanet International is a solution provider at the marcus evans Long- Term Care CXO Summit Spring 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-24. What is challenging LTC facilities on the sanitation and safety front? We all understand that in high-traffic areas germs spread fast and furious. Harmful organisms form cell layers, and attach to any and all surfaces where they are left unhindered to grow and contaminate. The cells divide, and the layers intertwine to form a dense protective layer called Biofilm, which shields and prevents most sanitizers from infiltrating and killing the harmful organism. These areas may be “cleaned” by janitorial crews but they simply cannot access the many surface areas where germs really linger and grow. How can facilities cost effectively combat these threats? Our latest generation sprayer produces small electrically charged droplets which seek out and actually “wrap around” germ infested areas, penetrating deep into the designated target, killing the harshest germs in the hardest to reach areas for complete long-lasting protection. Our engineers have evolved the science of electrostatics to the point where our system is providing a more comprehensive coverage of surface areas, that were previously untouched by traditional housekeeping methods, eliminating the risk of cross contamination, and using far less chemicals. This process requires less time, product and labor, thus facilities can save valuable resources and assets while protecting staff and guests from deadly and sometimes antibiotic resistant germs. We have also developed the revolution- ary TriOx system for creating the most powerful green chemistry available today for sanitizing and disinfecting. It utilizes Advanced Oxidation Processing (AOP) and pure ozone, and is a patent pending, self-contained unit that combines ozone and chlorine species and generates a powerful yet safe and non-toxic disinfectant right onsite. It even destroys Staph, MRSA, Norovirus and C.diff. The system connects to the facility’s existing plumbing, eliminating the need to purchase, store, manage and discard other more toxic disinfectants. This can save facilities a lot of money in manpower, warehousing and admin- istrative costs. How does it impact the facility’s long-term success? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals, are the most commonly reported places for Norovirus outbreaks in the US and other industrialized countries. Over half of all Norovirus outbreaks reported in the US occur in LTC facilities. The ByoPlanet process can solve this problem and provides a better environment for staff, guests and future customers, while saving valuable resources. This gives facility directors peace of mind and protects the organization’s brand and reputation, as well as hard won customers. It also successfully treats malodors associated with harmful pathogens, mold and mildew, as well as smoke, urine and bacteria. The key is understanding exactly what causes the odor and treating it at the source with a specific proprietary chemical instead of a one size fits all. It is all about effectiveness and efficiency, identifying a technologically advanced way to solve the issue with minimum labor and chemical use, while improving safety. Protecting the LTC Facility Brand through Better Sanitization Over half of all Norovirus outbreaks reported in the US occur in LTC care facilities
  • 2. marcus evans Summits deliver peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional t r e n d s a n d b r e a k t h r o u g h innovations. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited. About the Long-Term Care CXO Summit Spring 2014 This unique forum will take place at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-24, 2014. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. Contact Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to About ByoPlanet International ByoPlanet is providing superior scientific solutions to today’s deadliest and most expensive sanitization issues. Our system combines sophisticated electrostatics with proprietary chemicals, proven safer, stronger and more cost-effective than anything on the market today and can eradicate MRSA, Staph, Norovirus and even C.diff by penetrating areas untouched by traditional housekeeping methods. We protect your environment, your assets and your brand! About marcus evans Summits marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit: Upcoming Events National Healthcare CFO Summit - National Healthcare CNO Summit - National Healthcare CXO Summit - To view the web version of this interview, please click here: