Cook County Jail Medical Screening and Intake unit
Job Bacteria Data – 4 months post treatment
Sterile Doctor™ was applied on July 5-8, 2013 to brand new construction facility, Cook County jail. No initial bacteria level (“ATP”)* readings were recorded as the new building had not had any inhabitants.
All October 28th, 2013 bacteria level (ATP)* readings, per this report, were conducted with Bruce Schroer of the Cook County DOC present. The readings were taken 4 months after inmate population and staff/public occupancy and operations commenced and the Sterile Doctor antimicrobial application/treatment was applied.
13 total ATP* readings on October 28th 2013 (4 months after application):
- ATP readings 0-30 = STERILE, 31 -100 = CLEAN, 100-200 = MARGINAL, 201= in need of sanitation
- The ATP test is a process of rapidly measuring actively growing microorganisms through detection of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.
- Receiving Desk 1st floor nearest South Wall Top shelf surface tested reading: 17
- Receiving area handrail before body scanners, just passed receiving desk: 10
- #5 Desk north facing past Body Scanning machines 1st floor receiving: 7
- 2nd floor 2E Cell Block 2005A Door Handle outside: 9
- 2nd floor 2E Cell 2005A inside swinging doors to showers bathrooms north facing: 10
- 2E Cell 2005A Handicap shower/bath room: 53
- 2E Cell room 2005A Prisoner Cell RM. #10A sleeping quarters inside door swap: 3
- 2E Cell room 2005A Prisoner cell RM. #10A Desk closes to door: 71
- Medical Screening bathroom #1098 Sink surfaces tested: 20
- Medical Screening Bench waiting area under “no talking sign” north wall: 12
- Medical Screening area Exam room 1 steel table: 2
- Medical Screening area water fountain next to bathroom #1109: 3
- Medical Screening area door handle bathroom #1109: 11
* ATP testing is a process using the SystemSURE Plus Hygiene/sanitation Monitor to detect ATP (“germs”) found in organic matter and microorganisms on surfaces. The presence of ATP on a surface indicates that the surface has not been properly cleaned and has the potential to harbor and support bacterial growth, i.e. infectious disease, mold, algae, odors
- It is estimated that 20-26% of all individuals infected with HIV, 29-43% of all individuals infected with hepatitis C, and 40% of individuals infected with tuberculosis pass through a correctional facility in a given year. The rate of confirmed AIDS in state prisons was more than three times higher than the total U.S. population and over 300,000 inmates had hepatitis C, a rate 9-10 times higher than the general population.
MRSA (Staph) infection outbreaks are increasingly being noted in correctional populations and a high prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases has been noted among persons entering correctional facilities.
The rate of AIDS-related death is approximately three times higher in the prison population than in the total U.S. population age 15-54. In addition, the majority of inmates detained are substance users and/or have a long history of substance abuse activity.
- Source: National Assoc. of County & City Health Officials (“NACCHO”)