Invisi-Shield is an antibacterial skin protecting lotion. While moisturizing, its antibacterial ingredients help prevent a variety of infections, as well as their spread.
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Other bacterial pathogens
Long lasting lotion with antibacterial ingredients to help protect you against Staph as well as other various infections.
An antibacterial skin protecting lotion. While moisturizing, its antibacterial ingredients help prevent a variety of infections, as well as their spread.
It is a bacterium capable of causing a wide variety of infections, ranging from “staph food poisoning” to wound infections to potentially fatal diseases of bone (osteomyelitis) and other tissues and organs such as lungs, brain, and kidney.
It is transmitted by direct contact (e.g. hand-to-hand or on contact with contaminated items) or, in the case of “Staph food poisoning”, through ingestion of contaminated meats and dairy products. The organism occurs commonly on even healthy persons, with about 30% of the people in a community harboring the bacterium in their nasal cavities. Infections in hospitals are an increasing problem, and likely originate from patients who have undergone surgical procedures. Contaminated clothing and bedding may be sources of re-infection.
The occurrence of this bacterium in hospitals and other healthcare locations is of increasing concern, as many isolates are multiply antibiotic resistant.
Invisi-Shield appears to have value in decreasing the numbers of this pathogen, and this effect lasts several hours. In research conducted at the University of North Carolina, two-thirds of the Staphylococcus aureus samples tested were completely destroyed by the Invisi-Shield.
This lotion should find value when used by a variety of hospital staff – nurses, nurses’ aides, cleaning personnel, etc. in decreasing the incidence of Staphylococcus aureus in hospital environments.
Its antibiotic activity against this bacterium is significant and fairly long lasting; its routine use is likely to have a protective effect in those health care persons who use it, and in helping to prevent spread of Staphylococcus aureus in healthcare environments.
Three strains of Staphylococcus aureus were examined. Invisi-Shield was placed onto surfaces, and intermittently submerged into saline, as a model to mimic presence of the bacterium on skin, and of sweating. The lotion was removed at intervals and tested for its residual antibiotic activity – that is, how frequently could Invisi-Shield be placed into liquid, and still retain its antibacterial activity. Invisi-Shield completely inactivated two of the bacteria within minutes of application, and this activity lasted 4 hours. The third strain underwent 50% decrease in numbers during the first hour of application.
I would agree that regular use of Invisi-Shield by a healthcare worker would likely result in a decreased susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus, as well as other human pathogens such a worker might encounter. Further, while the duration of effectiveness would likely be somewhat dependent on the bacterium in question, as well as its numbers, this antimicrobial should provide protection for times likely to exceed the time the practitioner was in the patient’s room.
Yes I would agree with this. The ability to regularly renew the application onto the skin would be beneficial, and convenience is likely to be a factor in this.
As Invisi-Shield demonstrates significant killing of other important bacterial pathogens (e.g. Vibrio vulnificus), its use by such persons as fishermen and others that may encounter these bacteria (e.g. at beaches, oceans and estuarine waters), or those working in or visiting hospitals or nursing homes, may benefit from the antibacterial activities of this lotion.
Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina Cone Distinguished Professor Director, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Program
B.S. in Microbiology, University of Arizona; Ph. D. Georgetown University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada. Academic appointment at the University of North Carolina since 1974. Member of Biology Ph. D. Faculty, College of Engineering Ph. D. Faculty, and a Senior Faculty Fellow of the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems. Formerly, Special Advisor to the Chair, Vibrio vulnificus committee, Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference. Recipient, First Citizens Bank Scholar Award for Excellence in Research. Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology. Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Delta, and Sigma Xi National Science Honorary Societies. Named a Burrows Welcome Fund Visiting Professor in the Microbiological Sciences. Currently a Cone Distinguished Professorship for Teaching. Reviewer for 24 scientific journals and 26 funding organizations. Invited talks presented in 13 countries.
The dissemination of bacteria, viruses, and fungi by direct contact, especially the hands, is one of the most common methods of spreading infectious agents. Some common deseases and organisms spread in this manner include those of bacterial origin (e.g. enteric bacteria commonly found in unirary tract infections, Staphylococcus-boils, abscesses, wound and surgical infections, Pseudomonas aeruginosa- conjunctivitis, trachoma, Streptococcus pyogenes-impetigo, erysipelas), viruses (e.g. the human papilloma viruswarts, and the common cold virus), and fungi (such as Candida albicans-candidiasis).
One method of helping to decrease the dissemination of such disease agents is to apply and maintain a topical anti-microbal on the skin. Such an agent kills or inhibits sensitive microbes, and thus reduces their transmission. Laboratory studies have shown repeatedly that Invisi-Shield has definite value in reducing the numbers of pathogens, and maintains protection for several hours. Thus, its routine use in the clinical environment should be adopted as one of several strategies for reducing nosocomially transmitted disease agents.