Eskape Pathogen article on Infectioncontrol.tips
The control of infection is a major concern for all healthcare establishments. Infectioncontrol.tips is a website which includes a range of peer reviewed articles to help healthcare professionals control and mitigate the risk of infection. ALS Environmental are pleased to announce that our article of the ESKAPE pathogen has been published by InfectionControl.tips on their global platform.
The potential impact of anti-biotic resistant bacteria was highlighted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, in their paper “Bad Bugs, No Drugs. As Antibiotic Discovery Stagnates. The ESKAPE pathogens are a major concern due to their high risk of infection from contaminated waters and their antibiotic resistant nature. By utilising the power of the MALDI-ToF confirmation technique, ALS Environmental are in a unique position to help customers identify the ESKAPE pathogens in an effort to reduce the risk of infection.
|ESKAPE Pathogen||Incubation Time||Confirmation: Traditional||Confirmation: MALDI-ToF||MALDI-ToF Saving|
|Enteroccus faecium||2 Days||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
|Staphylococcus faecium||2 Days||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
|Klebsiella pneumoniae||1 Day||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
|Acinetobacter baumannii||1 Day||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa||2 Days||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
|Enterobacter species||1 Day||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
|Stenotrophomonas maltophilia||1 Day||1 Day||Minutes||1 Day|
Upon the ESKAPES article being published by InfectionControl.tips Nick Barsby, ALS Environmental’s Sales & Marketing Manager and Co-author of the ESKAPES paper, comments:
The risk posed by these pathogens is significant. In the UK we have long been aware of the risks posed by Legionella, these are outlined in ACoP L8 and HTM04-01. Pseudomonas aeruginosa has also come under scrutiny in recent years; however, the analytical techniques to identify some of these pathogens have, until recently, been expensive. Utilising the MALDI-ToF ALS Environmental are able to offer a cost effective approach to identifying these bacteria in an efficient and timely manner.
To discuss your analytical requirements, including ESKAPES, MALDI-ToF confirmations and Legionella analysis, or for any other queries please liaise with your Customer Service Co-ordinator or contact us on 02476 42 12 13.