Environmental Infection Control

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IDS provides effective, cost efficient Environmental Infection Control (EIC) solutions customized to meet our clients’ specialized needs utilizing clinically documented protocols applied by our experienced EIC specialists.

Our team will assess current EIC policies to reduce potential health risks and outline and execute services that create a more effective, comprehensive EIC policy and process with cost and time efficient solutions to create a safe environment while containing tangible and intangible costs associated with communicable diseases.

Phase I: Assessment

Our team will evaluate current EIC programs, work practices and facility systems and perform assessments on the scope of current disinfectant and contamination abatement issues to develop metrics and criteria for routine and terminal cleaning and disinfection and prepare a report of findings that includes: definition of the hazards for residual contaminants on surfaces; the identification of critical control points; flow charts from initial supply point to end-use points; recommendations for environmental sample collection and modifications to supply or cleaning systems; efficacy monitoring protocols; enhancement of maintenance and infection control policies and procedures; and annotated diagrams of water supply and HVAC system components.

Phase II: Enhancing EIC Decontamination Procedures through implementation of new technologies

Our team is uniquely qualified in assessing and mitigating environmental microbial contaminants and controlling the spread of disease through the utilization of the most advanced decontamination products and processes and state-of-the-art delivery systems.

Our decontamination products include advanced technology developed by Sandia National Laboratories and patented by the Federal Government for use against biological warfare agents now available for the decontamination of microbial contaminants. Authenticated to kill the highest levels of viruses and pathogenic organisms, it provides residual protection on surfaces to control future transmission of organisms. Our decontamination formulation is USEPA registered effective against MRSA, VRE’s, Norovirus, and Influenza A and B, non-toxic and biodegradable, safe for use in hospitals, schools, restaurants and hotels. Our decontamination professionals also employ ionized Hydrogen Peroxide which kills on contact with a 6-log kill rate, uses a low percentage hydrogen peroxide which is safe for normal exposure, poses no health or safety risk, and has been proven effective against MRSA, VRE’s, C. diff. and other known “super bugs”. The implementation of advanced electrostatic spray technology is far superior to all traditional chemical application and wipe-down procedures, greatly enhances the effectiveness of the decontamination process and provides disinfection of a large area in an extremely short period of time.

Our team can provide disinfection services on a regularly scheduled basis, during an emergency of a disease outbreak or a natural/man-made disaster, augment in-house staff in cleaning and disinfecting and provide guidance as required.

Compliance with cleaning/disinfecting protocols can be monitored utilizing low cost, real-time biological detection equipment designed to display instant results for bio-contamination testing on surfaces.

We also focus on non-traditional areas for decontamination, such as laundry, plumbing supply lines, drains and HVAC systems.

Phase III: Training

Slide 1Our team will work within the system to integrate and train the staff in processes to ensure acceptable housekeeping and maintenance performance, appropriate facility staff in aspects of microbial and chemical hazard awareness, and proper EIC work practices.

Our team will assist in the development and implementation of a tailored training and monitoring program to help mitigate the occurrence of microbial contamination.

Our team will train and assist staff in implementation of enhanced procedures to clean and disinfect with the least disruption of facility operations.

Our team provides training that addresses the various levels of educational and language backgrounds that affect an individual’s learning process. Our training instructors can provide initial training in maintenance procedures, site disinfection procedures, and monitoring procedures for new employees and set up recurring training schedules and also provide hazard communication awareness and periodic maintenance refresher classes.

Training can be provided by: on-site seminars and practical demonstrations; commercially available auto-tutorials in printed or digital formats; scheduled webinars using iPad or tablet technology.

IDS utilizes products for medical applications that are fast acting against the most dangerous pathogens such as bacterial spores, bacteria, viruses and fungii.  Our products are approved for hospital and nursing home use as well as schools and daycares.  The products we use have been verified against C-Diff spores in ten minutes.

Virucidal, Bactericidal and Fungicidal (Molds) against:


Brevibacterium ammoniagenes
Proteus vulgaris
Camphylobacter jejuni
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Corynebacterium ammoniagenes
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (antibiotic resistant)
Enterobactor aerogenes
Salmonella choleraesuis
EBOLA, Enterovirus D68

Enterobactor faecalis
Salmonella marcescens
Enterococcus faecalis
Serratia typhi
Enterococcus faecium (Vancomycin resistant)
Shigella dysenteriae
Escherichia coli
Shigella flexneri
Escherichia coli (Antibiotic resistant)
Shigella sonnei
Escherichia coli 0157:H7

Staphylococcus aureus
Lengionella pheumophila
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Staphylococcus epidermidis (antibiotic resistant)
Listeria monocytogenes
Streptococcus phyogenes
Avian influenza A/Turkey/Wisconsin
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)
Canine Distemper
Influenza A/Brazil Virus
Herpes Simplex Type 1
Newcastle disease virus
Herpes Simplex Type 2
Porcine Respiratory & Reproductive Virus (PRRSV)
HIV-1 (AIDS virus)
Porcine Rotavirus
Hepatitis C Virus
Pseudorabies virus
Hepatitis B virus
Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE)
Human Coronavirus
Vaccinia virus Canine Coronavirus
Hantavirus