What is Pseudomonas?
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen commonly found in moist environments and plumbing systems that is a common source of infection such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sepsis, and multiple other ailments. The presence of Pseudomonas in water can lead to infection in a variety of environments. It may be spread in hospitals by healthcare workers washing their hands from a contaminated source. It could also be present in drinking water dispensers, swimming pool equipment, and water filters.
What Makes It Dangerous?
Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water can cause a number of serious illnesses. Among the many ailments associated with this pathogen are sepsis, blood infections, and pneumonia in individuals with compromised immune systems. Children may become more susceptible to ear infections after coming into contact with Pseudomonas in water systems. Part of what makes the presence of Pseudomonas bacteria in water so troublesome is its resistance to many common antibiotics.
Developing a Strategy
Assessing the risk to your facility requires a thorough Pseudomonas water testing protocol followed by an effective mitigation strategy. LiquiTech offers a proven solution in the form of advanced copper silver ionization technology. This is one of the most successful Pseudomonas water treatment solutions.
In this process, positively charged copper and silver ions are injected directly into the water system. They form electrostatic bonds with negatively charged sites on the cell walls of microorganisms, making it impossible for these organisms to absorb what they need from nutrient sources. Ionization effectively halts bacteria’s ability to take in nutrients from biofilm, killing it quickly.
Among the many advantages of this technique for eliminating Pseudomonas aeruginosa in drinking water is that it doesn’t involve harsh chemicals or create harmful byproducts. This makes it a safe and eco-friendly option. It is also gentle on pipes, causing no corrosion. Because it doesn’t rely on water temperature to work, ionization can be used throughout a facility without losing effectiveness. For these reasons and more, LiquiTech’s solutions are trusted by numerous customers.
Accounts For Over 10% of All Hospital-Acquired Infections
HAIs Pseudomonas is commonly found in moist environments, soil, and water systems and can be spread on the hands of healthcare workers in hospitals, by contact with contaminated equipment or in swimming pools or spas.
Pseudomonas has been proven to be resistant to most common antibiotics.
Over 50,000 Documented Cases Each Year in the U.S.
Pseudomonas has the potential to cause a range of infections from ear infections in children, to blood infections, sepsis, and pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals, with the potential to lead to severe illness and death.
Over 13% Of Cases Are Due To Antibiotic-Resistant Strains
Pseudomonas is typically resistant to common antibiotics, but over 13% of reported cases each year are due to the multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, responsible for an average of 440 deaths per year.
Test your Water
The only way to truly determine risk for a facility is to conduct Pseudomonas water testing.
There has been a rise in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of Pseudomonas across the United States
Copper Silver Ionization is proven to be one of the most effective technologies for controlling and preventing Pseudomonas in water systems.
Do you know the facts?
The World Health Organization states that 10 out the 12 bacteria that pose the greatest risk to human health are attributable to water.