According to a release by Kinnos, Legacy Healthcare, which manages a network of long-term and post-acute healthcare facilities in the United States, has announced a pilot of Highlight colorant for bleach wipes, an infection prevention tool to enhance the safety of their facilities’ patients and residents by making disinfection steps visible.
With the Highlight colorizing platform, the facilities’ staff are empowered with a tool that enables them to self-monitor and teaches them how to self-correct during disinfection. Legacy and Kinnos, the maker of Highlight, are evaluating the facility-wide implementation of Highlight in three skilled nursing facilities.
This full-scale pilot of Highlight is the first of its kind within a post-acute or long-term care facility, where patients recover after leaving a hospital or require extended skill care. Highlight colors the disinfectant wipes used to clean rooms so that staff can confirm coverage of all surfaces, then fades in minutes if the cleaning was thorough. Acute hospitals using Highlight have reported drastic improvements in disinfection and cleaning metrics that can have an impact on infection rates.
The success of this pilot will likely lead to expansion of Highlight into facilities throughout the Legacy network.